Follow along as we witness the perils and elations on the road to becoming a doctor
During 2023 Orientation Week, the production team met and introduced this project to new BMed/MD students. We have received overwhelming interest from students and are in the process of shortlisting volunteers. Meanwhile, if you want to contact us and share your stories, please email us on MDStudentDoco@unsw.edu.au
"A Day in the Life" is a short video which was produced by our media team in 2022 to celebrate the first full Medicine Program graduates at a Rural Campus in NSW. This was a concept which helped paved the way for producing a documentary aimed at showcasing the full journey of 6 years for the undergraduate Medicine program at UNSW. We will be releasing more exciting works in due course.
Matt Oxley is an actor and filmmaker based in Sydney NSW. A graduate of both NIDA and Screenwise, he also completed his BA in Media Communications at UNSW. Matt has been the patron of the Arts Alive Film Festival since 2011, and has also hosted the Sydney Intercultural Film Festival. His experience in TV and Film is vast, and being versed in both sides of the camera allows Matt to nurture talent to produce their best performance in front of the camera, whilst efficiently driving a production from pre through to post. Having produced educational content for the Medicine & Health Faculty for 5 years, he understands the necessity to produce quality content which both educates and engages the student body. This documentary is an exciting opportunity to showcase the amazing lives of students embarking on this incredible journey to becoming MDs.
Award winning director, Nathan Colquhoun, has been producing creative and challenging content for over a decade. His recent web series ABANDONED won best action series in Seoul in 2018, and his recent films DROUGHT and THE WILD ONE have been attracting media attention in Australia for their portrayal of real-world events. A skilled writer, editor and DOP, Nathan has a rare combination of talents which affords him the ability to oversee a project from start to finish, being involved at every crucial stage. His nurturing of talent on-screen means he can make the shyest person feel very comfortable in front of the lens. Nathan always finds a way of capturing the best moments on camera and pulling together an amazing product under the toughest of circumstances.
Francy is the Senior Manager of the School of Clinical Medicine, and she is passionate about medical education and student experience. Francy volunteers to support the documentary project and looks forward to the production journey.
After the trip, Matt and I spent hours editing. The first video is now released.
This is where everything starts. The production team was tasked with making a video for a graduation, a very special one. We flew to Port Macquarie, a town at the mouth of the Hastings River in New South Wales, Australia. The rural clinical campus was buzzing. The graduation was for the first group of students to complete the full Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine program.
We interviewed students, staff and the community. One idea came to our mind, why don’t we do a documentary to track the ups and downs of the journey? The journey to becoming a doctor.