Growing up in the small town of Mudgee in Central West New South Wales, Madeline Reynolds dreamed of becoming a doctor. But as a young Koori girl that dream felt more like an unobtainable fantasy.
This year there will be over 40 Indigenous students studying medicine at UNSW, an extraordinary achievement considering the overall education outcomes for Indigenous Australians, who are far less likely to complete year 12 or go on to tertiary education.
Across Australia, there are curently 204 Indigenous doctors - double the number from a decade ago.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
Contact Allan Clarke at arielle.benedek+AC@buzzfeed.com.
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