Introducing leading healthcare systems to the Philippines: Dr Lorilee Joy Buado
Dr Lorilee Joy Buado
Degree and institution:
Master of Public Health (With Distinction) at Queensland University of Technology
Joy is a Clinic Manager and Paediatric Specialist at HMI Care Clinic and Diagnostic Centre in Cavite, Philippines.This involves daily rounds in the centre to ensure that everything is in order, attending the daily endorsement of the whole healthcare staff with the Medical Director and instructing them about the clinic protocol, and attending to pediatric patients.
Brisbane in a sentence:
“My favorite thing in Brisbane is to attend the multicultural activities and with that, I have gained friends from all over the world.”
Joy’s Brisbane journey:
While studying in Australia, Joy was able to broaden her skills and abilities in healthcare leadership and management. Having a postgraduate degree from the Queensland University of Technology, including units in health management and leadership in healthcare, led to the development of her health leadership skills and ultimately a leadership position in her field.
“I feel that the most interesting part of my career is that I have handled an administrative and leadership role after finishing my Master’s degree. Aside from being a medical doctor and specialist, it is this that has led me to become a health manager,” Joy says.
“On a personal level studying in Brisbane helped me a lot in building my confidence, and with my ability to interact with the multicultural community.
“My study gave me an opportunity to know how a First World country like Australia ran their health systems. With that, I became more idealistic in giving excellent healthcare services here in the Philippines.”
While studying at QUT, Joy was able to participate in volunteering for the QUT International Student Volunteer Initiative and Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) Tutor, and she also became a part of Study Brisbane as an International Student Ambassador for the Philippines.
“My relationship with Brisbane is still strong. This year I met the International Promotions Coordinator of QUT, Kitiwan Buabarn, and the team, and have been helping them by participating in International Education Fairs in the Philippines to promote QUT. I have also stayed in touch with my Study Brisbane friends,” Joy says.
“I strongly feel that international education helps you in your career and personal development and that education in Brisbane gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to quality education and a great multicultural environment.”
Her favourite thing to do in Brisbane is to attend the multicultural activities and with that, she gained friends from all over the world.
Joy says she misses Brisbane and has plans to visit with her husband soon.