Anthony Whittle grew up in Toowoomba and took a gap year before making the big move to Brisbane to study a Bachelor of Science at UQ. He visited India with his family eight years ago, and can’t wait to go back and find out what the MMAP is all about. As the oldest member of the 2014 team, he expects to become the de facto leader of the group, and therefore get to make most of the decisions at mealtimes.
Shyam Arunagiri is a Brisbane local and commenced an undergraduate entry Bachelor of Science/MBBS after completing high school in 2011. He has an interest in remote medicine and the practice of medicine in developing countries. Shyam has previously visited India as a child with family, and is looking forward to revisiting one of the few countries on earth where his name is correctly pronounced.
Rui Soares: an Indian by birth, Rui completed his undergraduate in a Bachelor of Science at UQ before commencing his MBBS in 2014. After numerous visits to India, Rui is excited by this opportunity to contribute to the Indian healthcare system and see a part of India that has escaped his previous rendezvous to the subcontinent.
Ted Justo: despite never having been to India before, Ted was thrilled to be selected for the Manali Medical Aid Project. He has a keen interest in global health and is really looking forward to some practical exposure at the Lady Willingdon Hospital. In fact, he is so keen to immerse himself in the culture that he expects to be seen as more of a “subcontinental man” than either Rui or Shyam.