Everything is coming up Rosie for one-day doctor

SHE HASN'T stepped foot into a university but Toowoomba teen Rosie Crimmins has already been accepted to study a Doctor of Medicine.

The 17-year-old accepted a highly sought-after first round offer into The University of Queensland's medicine program.

She will enter the program on provisional entry, which means if she can maintain a grade point average of five throughout a degree in a related field, she will have guaranteed access to the doctorate.

To qualify for provisional entry, Ms Crimmins received an OP 1 and a competitive overall score in the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test.

Rosie Crimmins wants to be a doctor one day.
Rosie Crimmins wants to be a doctor one day.

She learnt of her acceptance on Monday and will study a Bachelor of Nursing for the first three years.

"I was just relieved. I knew there was another way into medicine, a more tedious way that included GAMSAT so I wasn't too keen," she said.

"I didn't work any harder in Year 12 than previous years. I just worked hard on each assignment and kept crossing my fingers I'd make the cut."

The former Fairholme College student hopes to be a general practitioner one day.

"I'd love to have a wide range of knowledge and to problem solve every single day," she said.

STOKED: Rosie Crimmins (centre) with parents Carey and Glen when she received the offer on Monday.
STOKED: Rosie Crimmins (centre) with parents Carey and Glen when she received the offer on Monday.

Ms Crimmins realised she wanted to be a doctor on a camping trip in 2014.

"One of our family friends had a big kit of things he could use to treat people - it was the biggest kit you've ever seen," he said.

"He could have kept someone alive for hours before an ambulance arrived - I was fascinated.

"I always thought I'd do something in health because I love science and interacting with people on a daily basis but then I saw this kit and I was certain."

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