The Future Self program is proudly supported by the Department of Education and Training.

This initiative aims to enhance and support the learning, transition and aspirational mindset of rural and regional students at the upper primary and secondary school levels. The aim of the program is to build the career aspirations of students by increasing exposure to mentoring, role models and post school pathways. Industry Ambassadors will support students to achieve a greater understanding of employment opportunities and career pathways through school engagement activities such as school presentations, workplace tours, Q&A sessions and supporting a student on work placement.


Miss Rachel Sultana


Health & Community Services


Medical Student


Hi my name is Rachel and I am a student doctor studying with Monash University.
From a young age, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. During high school I really enjoyed studying sciences and english. Before beginning my medical school journey, I completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in Clayton and had the opportunity to learn participate in some medical research. During this time I was also able to present a research project proposal regarding a women's health topic at the International Conference for Undergraduate Research. After 3 years of studying, I graduated and was accepted into Monash University's School of Rural Health Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine program. I am halfway through my training and currently have a strong interest in women's health, however I would still like to incorporate my research background into whatever I do as a qualified doctor. I am passionate about all things rural health, and really would like other young people from Gippsland see science and medicine as wonderful career pathways.