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Intern’s medical career off and racing at PA Hospital

6 February 2020

One of PA Hospital’s newest recruits has started his medical career in pole position.

Of the 87 medical graduates to be accepted into the hospital’s intern program for the year, Brandon Leggett is fulfilling his career goals Monday to Friday and racing cars on the weekend.

“PA Hospital was very high on my list of where I wanted to go for my intern year.

“I have actually been working at the hospital for the past five years in the Radiology Department, so I wanted to continue my medical career at the hospital,” he said.

Based on Brisbane’s south side, Brandon graduated in Radiography from the University of Queensland and had been working as a Radiology Assistant while continuing his studies in Medicine.

“Plastics is my preference so starting my rotational year in that area has been fantastic.

“It’s a busy department but I love it and am hoping to specialise in the future,” he said.

When he’s not at PA, you’ll find Brandon in his workshop fixing and racing cars in his spare time. 

“It’s really nice to have some time away from medicine that’s not really related, something that I can do to relax.

“I like to do all the work on my cars myself as well so it’s a great way to switch off when I can find the time,” he said.

Brandon will be heading to a race meeting this weekend in Warwick following his successful season last year.

“I’ll be working racing in amongst the internship, it’s definitely not something I’m prioritising but it’s something I’d like to continue doing.

Last updated 6 February 2020
Last reviewed 6 February 2020

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