Student Sub-Committee Co-Chairperson
Wilson is a fifth-year medical student at the University of Otago based at Wairau Hospital, currently undertaking the Rural Medical Immersion Programme. He is one of two co-chairs on the Students of Rural Health Aotearoa (SoRHA) Council and attends as a student representative on the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Committee. Wilson is the current President of the Matagouri Rural Health Club based in Dunedin who has been heavily involved in the coordination of numerous talks and events that develop and promote rural healthcare as a rewarding career option for students across all of the health professional programmes. For the last four years, he has also been heavily involved in organising rural school and community trips to regions all over the South Island with the intent to inspire the next generations of rural health professionals at the grassroots level. Growing up on a farm just out of Outram, Wilson developed a passion for the wellbeing of rural communities from a young age, acknowledging healthcare to be an integral part of this. Having been brought up, schooled and working rurally, he genuinely cares about how these communities function, network and strive to ensure equitable access to quality health and wellbeing services for their people.