Dr Julia’s sacrifice for her young children and country
Dr Julia Magno wanted to become a doctor since she was a young girl, now she is a completing her training to become a fully qualified ophthalmologist - one of the first generation of Timorese Opthalmologists who will help ensure sight for this precious young nation.
In July 2017, Dr Julia began her long-awaited Masters of Medicine in Ophthalomology. "To leave my husband and children and also my parents for three years is not an easy decision for me and there are lots of things to consider. But they, especially my husband support me to continue
my study and I feel like I am not alone, I am prepared to go and feel happy now with this great opportunity from RACS."
Dr Julia hopes that after completion, she will return to Timor-Leste and will be more active, through case studies, outreach and research to upgrade and strengthen eye care service quality in the country.
Thinking towards to future, Dr Julia says "I will do my best to accomplish this training program to show that I value this opportunity, I hope this will not end for me but continue to provide to those who will come after."