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NTCS Newsletter Page 4 Katherine NTRCS included NTRCS staff, Local Advisory Group members and teaching providers. Dr Charles Mutandwa, Senior Lecturer in Katherine, is back from holidays. Charles and his wife Dorah travelled to Africa for 6 weeks over the Christmas period. Rebecca Grivas & Stuart Warren are making Katherine their home for Semester 1 of their Yr 3 medical studies. They are loving the new student accommodation in Katherine- a four bedroom house with swimming pool. Katherine District Hospital has welcomed the students and all is now in full swing for the semester. Rebecca and Stuart have had little time to enjoy the surrounding tourist attractions, though they will make up for this on their break Around 40 people attended a welcome BBQ for the students organised by NTRCS. Attendees Cane Toad racing on the Australia Day public holiday, Miwatj Aboriginal Medical Service on Tuesday, visiting the remote outstation of Dhaniya with the child health team by 4WD on Wednesday, flying to the island community Galiwinku on Thursday and spending Friday with the visiting Ophthalmologist at the Gove District Hospital. What a week! This is just a taste of the incredible opportunities available to 4th year students on placement in Nhulunbuy. Being a small, remote town there are also plenty of opportunity to follow patients as they are transferred from general practice to the hospital and back again. I've even been able to follow a patient from Galiwinku, to the Emergency Department and then through to outpatients - all in 24 hours. There is more to Nhulunbuy than medicine though; there are incredible beaches in the district surrounding the town, a croc free gorge, Sunday night movies and if you're interested a music jam session at the HOG club! Adventures of a Year 4 NTRCS Student in Nhulunbuy Emily Carroll, Year 4 Flinders Student Emily Carroll treating a patient at a remote Arnhem land outstation. Katherine NTRCS students Rebecca and Stuart at the Trailer Boat Welcome function with Dr Tanya Davies, AMSANT (left) Nhulunbuy Consultation major hub of medical and allied health education in Australia. Nhulunbuy and the East Arnhem region present a unique teaching and learning environment as well as a wonderful place to live. The NTRCS has commissioned a major consultancy to investigate the case and the feasibility of setting up a GP teaching practice in Nhulunbuy. If successful, this will establish Nhulunbuy as a