Pegasus Health Workforce Development Scholarship recipient: Sam Cameron-Dunn

Sam Cameron-Dunn (Ngāi Tahu) is about to begin his career in Aotearoa’s health workforce.

Currently in his fifth year studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Otago, Sam grew up in Blenheim, before he was offered a boarding scholarship at Christ’s College.

Over his high school tenure, Sam used his passion for the sciences to steer him in the medicine direction. Inspired by his house officer who he saw as an older brother, Sam has followed in his footsteps the best way he knows how.

The spectrum of careers in medicine is extremely broad and as early on as Sam is in his career, he would like to keep an open mind.

“What I do know, is that no matter the field or specialty, I would like to practise medicine holistically. There is so much more to the patient and the practice than the disease,” says Sam.

Outside of his study, Sam loves to immerse himself in the outdoors. He does as much mountain biking, tramping, skiing, and hunting as his time will allow and often returns home to spend time with his family in Blenheim.

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