FAMILY MEDICINE: Dr Chaw Han and her father Dr Thin Han look forward to both working at Rockhampton Hospital.
FAMILY MEDICINE: Dr Chaw Han and her father Dr Thin Han look forward to both working at Rockhampton Hospital. Contributed

Rockhampton Hospital doctor welcomes daughter to the team

WHEN it comes to growing your own staff, Rockhampton Hospital takes it to a whole new level.

The daughter of a medical specialist started her career as a doctor earlier this month.

Dr Chaw Han is one of 30 newly graduated doctors to start work as interns at Rockhampton Hospital this year, and to her the posting feels like coming home.

Dr Han's father, Dr Thin Han, is a nephrologist and Director of Renal Services.

The Hans are originally from Myanmar (Burma), and moved to Rockhampton in 2006 for the educational opportunities, after 15 years in South Africa.

Chaw worked hard to complete her Year 12 studies and achieved an OP1.

She studied at University of Queensland and completed the final two years of her medical degree at the Rural Clinical School, based at Rockhampton Hospital.

She is excited the first step in her medical career is in Rockhampton.

"This whole hospital feels like a big family," she said.

"My dad's really inspirational.

"He is such a hard worker and he knows so much.

"I got great support from my mum Kay and unconditional love as well."

Dr Han senior is over the moon that his daughter is now a workmate.

"When we moved here from South Africa one of the main reasons was to give my daughter the best education possible to enable her to fulfil her dream of becoming a doctor," he said.



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