‘We are not all rich kids’: Medical students struggling to make ends meet

The view that medical students come from money is 'outdated', says student Lisa Ross.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Lisa Ross.

After working as a physiotherapist for over a decade, Lisa Ross went back to university to study medicine, wanting to do her bit to address the lack of GPs in regional Victoria.

As a second-year medical student at Melbourne’s Deakin University, she would have been starting the first of two 40-week placements next year.