Reflections from Bachelor of Health Scholarship Recipient, Saya Karauna

The $10,000 Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Health Scholarships we fund through the University of Waikato also include a 4-week paid placement with Braemar or one of our community partners. Over the last three weeks, we have had the pleasure of welcoming Bachelor of Health Scholarship recipient Saya Karauna to the Braemar team. Here is what Saya said about her time with us:  

During my work placement at Braemar I have worked on improving the awareness and impact of Braemar’s community surgery programme by interviewing multiple doctors, practice managers, surgeons, community kaimahi and patients within the region. I spent the first two weeks of my placement with Raukura Hauora o Tainui and was able to gain an insight into surgical unmet needs within the community. Meeting with multiple health professionals, particularly in rural communities, has reinforced my intentions of working with rural communities to generate more equitable health outcomes. I worked with health providers at Raukura and Braemar to provide a community-based understanding to ensure the programme can be as effective as possible. The placement has given me an insight into both primary and secondary healthcare environments and opened my eyes to a health system I want to be a part of improving. 

The Braemar Charitable Trust University of Waikato Scholarships for 2024 are now open until 15 March 2024.  Further information and how to apply can be found on the University of Waikato Scholarships page: www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships/search#!/?page=1&q=Braemar


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