Millennial Making Her Mark


Suncoast 2009 Alumnus, Dr Kristi Swan was recently featured in the Associated Christian Schools publication: “Millennials of Christian Schools, Influencers Who Are Making a Mark in The World”.

Kristi’s Journey

Dr Kristi Swan grew up in regional Queensland. She topped her undergraduate course winning a Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence, and a clinical excellence award. Kristi moved to Canberra to work as an Ambulance Paramedic, a career she loved, especially one-on-one patient care and being able to give back to her community. Kristi has a well-demonstrated ability to work in teams in high-stress situations, assuming leadership roles as required.

Kristi studied medicine (at the Australian National University) because she wanted to further develop her healthcare skills and provide high-quality continuity of care to the public. She chose to complete her third year of medical school rurally, to gain experience with the challenges facing regional healthcare. Whilst studying, she collaborated with clinicians to review prehospital critical care guidelines, a project resulting in two publications. Her career goals include living and working rurally in the sub-specialties of GP Anaesthetics and GP Emergency Medicine.

Suncoast Christian College Principal, Mr Greg Mattiske remembers Kristi; “Kristi was a dedicated student who embodied the Suncoast spirit – striving with grit and determination for academic excellence and belief in a Christ-centred worldview. We are so proud of Kristi and all that she has, and will achieve.”

Kristi is passionate about healthcare in rural and regional areas. She completed a volunteer rotation as a medical student in an extremely poor rural hospital in India, and plans to volunteer with Mercy Ships (or an equivalent Christian medical mission) after she becomes a Rural Generalist with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. 

Source: Associated Christian Schools


Download the full report to learn how these Alumni of Christian schooling are now utilising their learning, especially post-school-learning, for the common good.


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