Trainee Stories

Corrina Cliffe

Senior Hospital Scientist in Medical Genomics - NSW Health Pathology
Corrina Cliffe

Corrina is a RCPA Faculty of Science trainee in Medical Genomics based at NSW Health Pathology Randwick. Corrina explains that the training program connects her with her peers, while presenting new learning opportunities in her field. “The FSc Fellowship training provides the unique opportunity to learn and be involved in areas of Medical Genomics that are not routinely undertaken in the laboratory in which you work, and to learn these skills from some of the most qualified scientists in the field.”

Corrina Cliffe

The training can be challenging and Corrina admits balancing this part of life with family and work demands can be difficult, but definitely worthwhile. “The most rewarding part is being provided the opportunity to create new networks - not only with other trainees but also with scientists in the labs in which you are training.” Corrina also explains that the support from these networks is invaluable and the most rewarding: “these are the people that will guide you, teach you and help you celebrate every milestone of your training.”

To those considering the RCPA’s FSc Fellowship, Corrina offers the following advice: “Be prepared – connect with current and past trainees to discuss their experiences, understand what you personally seek to gain from the training, and make sure you engage with a supervisor who has the capacity to support you.”

We wish you continued success Corrina!

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