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Tamra Karolewicz, 23 of Port Lincoln, was awarded the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award in the 2016 Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards. This is RDWA's seventh year of proudly supporting the Awards.
Presented with her award by RDWA Director of Recruitment, Angela Tridente, Tamra was one of eleven category winners announced on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the Hilton Adelaide.
Tamra has a Bachelor of Medical Science, Masters of Optometry and in 2014 received the Clinical Excellence Award in Optometry. In addition to her optometry work in Port Lincoln and significant voluntary commitment, she undertakes fortnightly trips to Ceduna to give eye care to Indigenous communities and people living in remote areas. This year, Tamra aims to implement a new culturally safe eye examination procedure to benefit Indigenous communities, and a school policy to protect children’s vision.
Congratulations Tamra from the RDWA!