Years of study pays off

FORMER Warracknabeal resident Luke Walsgott has successfully completed his university studies and is set to start work in the medical field. 

Mr Waslgott reached the milestone on December 10, marking the start of what is regarded by many as a rewarding career path. 

Luke was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. 

Luke’s mother  Robyn Black from Gordon, father Peter Walsgott from Hamilton and grandmother Raelene Hausler from Warracknabeal supported him for his graduation ceremony. 

Born in Hopetoun, Luke received his primary education at the Lutheran Primary School and Secondary College in Horsham. 

After finishing his high school education, Luke went on to complete a degree in Biomedical science at Monash University in Melbourne. 

He then completed the four year degree in medicine and surgery at Deakin University in Geelong. 

For the past two years, Luke spent time as a student doctor at the Ballarat Base Hospital.

 To complete his degree Luke spent six weeks in an overseas posting at the Hospital in Takoradi in Ghana, Africa. 

There he gained many experiences working in a vastly different environment to the Australian Medical System. 

Luke is set to take up a position as an intern at the Ballarat Base Hospital in 2020.