Peta Antypas awarded $12,500 medical student scholarship in Tasmania

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Panayiota ‘Peta’ Antypas has been awarded a $12,500 Medical Student Research Scholarship by the Clifford Craig Foundation as part of its commitment to health education.

The scholarships are designed to provide fourth-year medical students with the financial support they need to conduct a selected independent research project at the Launceston Clinical School and Launceston General Hospital.

After a competitive selection process, Antypas was announced as a recipient for 2024-25, alongside Josephine Read, who are both studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with the University of Tasmania.

While initially interested in law, the possibility to combine Peta’s love of science with a passion for activism drew her to a career in medicine.

Peta has also been inspired by her own health experiences.

“I had a neurological scare a few years ago where I lost all function in my upper limbs,” Antypas explained.

“It was a really difficult time and a real struggle, but it also helped me develop this really profound empathy for patients”, Antypas added.

“Research goes hand in hand with neurology, and I hope through my work I will be able to help patients – if not now, but into the future.” 

Source: Clifford Craig

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