John Monash Scholars Dr Mark Schembri, Dr Nicole Bart, and Dr Joseph Suttie among speakers for 2018 DREAM Conference at Sydney Royal Easter Show

The General Sir John Monash Foundation Alumni were a powerful representation at the Doctors for Rural Education and Medicine (DREAM) conference held at the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show on 25th March 2018. 3 of the 10 speakers at the conference were John Monash Scholars: Dr Mark Schembri (2009), Dr Nicole Bart (2010), and Dr Joseph Suttie (2007)

The conference addressed important issues relating to health and research in the rural setting and the members were welcomed by the President of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Mr. Robert Ryan OAM. The Occasional address was given by NSW Treasurer, and Minister for Industrial Relations, The Hon. Dominic Perrottet.

DREAM is a life-changing initiative that features rural medical trainees working on improving educational outcomes for rural students to inspire them into healthcare careers and to invest in the health future of rural communities. They collaborate with the University of New South Wales, the Murrumbidgee Medical Hub, the Murrumbidgee Local Hospital District and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

More information on DREAM and their mission is available through their website.

Left to Right: 2010 JMS Dr Nicole Bart, 2007 JMS Dr Joseph Suttie,
NSW Treasurer The Hon. Dominic Perrottet, and 2009 JMS Dr Mark Schembri