Name: Jason Connell
Current position: Medical student at University of Western Australia
Local breaks: Albany during time-off, Perth when I’m studying.
Favourite surf destination: Gracetown
Surf travel experience: I’ve explored a fair bit of the coastline between Albany and Perth. Been on one trip to Bali.
Non-surf travel experience: Thailand, Eastern states of Aus.
Education and work experience:
I graduated in 2014 from UWA with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy and Neuroscience. I remained at UWA and commenced a MD the following year – I am on track to graduate in 2018. Growing up in rural WA the majority of my work experience was in farming, before moving to Perth to study where I did part-time coaching (tennis, footy) and occasional bar work.
Any info you would like to add:
I’ve been fairly spoilt with the waves I have on offer at home, but I’m really excited to explore other destinations with the Surfing Doctors and be exposed to some tropical/sports medicine. I’ll be going on my elective over the summer of 2017/18.