Elijah Martins (OH 2021)

Elijah Martins (OH 2021) is studying his third year of Medicine at James Cook University (JCU) in Queensland.

He is an active member of the community and balances a range of academic and social positions with his studies. A great example is that he was recently appointed as the JCU Chair of the General Practice Student Network (GPSN), which is a national club run by students interested in general practice. Additionally, Elijah is currently a Senior Residential Assistant at college and is employed by the university as a tutor for first-year medical students.

Elijah honed his leadership skills as School Captain, learning the importance of teamwork and delegation. He is thoroughly enjoying building connections & exploring what is on offer in the world of medicine.

Reflecting on his time at HRS, Elijah has many fond memories, including the spirited volleyball matches against the teachers, which is a common highlight amongst HRS alumni. However, it was the teachers themselves who had the greatest impact, such as his Year 12 English teacher, Mrs Ritchie, who tailored concise yet fun approaches to each student’s needs. Hence, nurturing both strengths and weaknesses to maximally address exactly what examiners look for. In fact, Elijah loved all his Year 12 teachers!

Elijah‚Äôs parents instilled their hard-working ethos into their children, and with a family full of medical practitioners, it’s no surprise that medicine runs in his blood. However, it’s his passion for mental health, emergency medicine and rural/regional health that truly sets his heart on fire, driving him to explore the complexities of the human mind and body.

For Elijah, being a Haileyburian isn’t just about the years spent within its walls; it’s a lifelong commitment to excellence, community, and making a difference in the world. He is amazed and grateful that he has met many supportive Old Haileyburians during his journey. Your journey is just beginning, Elijah, and we can’t wait to see where it takes you next!

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