From chasing kangaroos off runways to providing health services to a town of only six people, the experiences of this year's Royal Flying Doctor Service scholarship recipients was varied.
On Tuesday a medical student, an aspiring nurse and a dental assistant were presented with their awards after receiving scholarships aimed at encouraging future involvement in rural and remote areas.
Launceston's Hannah Forde, Lauren Stevenson, of Railton, and Rebecca Flanagan, of Hobart, spent weeks at RFDS bases in Broken Hill, Port Augusta and Dubbo respectively.
The recipient of the Fred McKay medical student scholarship, Ms Forde was flown to clinics located in NSW's far west, working alongside RFDS doctors, flight nurses, dentists and pilots.
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Describing the experience as eye-opening, she said it was inspiring to see the resilience of communities.
"I learned a lot. Growing up in a place like Tasmania, you experience some of. the challenges that come with rural health, but this was a whole other level," Ms Forde said.
"I was definitely kept very busy. But I was quickly told 'if you want a boring day job, work in the city'.
"I am not sure what is next for me, but hopefully I can go on to make a real difference."
RFDS Tasmania offers seven annual scholarships to provide medical, nursing and dental assistant students with the experience of living in remote Australia and working with the RFDS.
Funded by RFDS Tasmanian donors and designed to provide students with a greater understanding of how their chosen career could improve health outcomes in rural and remote communities, chief executive John Kirwin said the services provided by the RFDS were vitally important.
"There has been an underlying theme in the presentations we have seen today - around access to services," he said.
"We have a right to provide health services in rural communities, and the people living in these communities have the right to access them.
"But we must ensure we have people who will work in these areas."