Bandon Grove woman graduates as Medical Doctor

Dr Barnes: Elli Barnes with her parents Rodney and Anne on her graduation day.

Dr Barnes: Elli Barnes with her parents Rodney and Anne on her graduation day.

There’s now officially a doctor in the house at the Barnes’ family home in Bandon Grove.

Elli Barnes graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/ Studies/Doctor of Medicine on June 16 from the University of NSW.

The 26-year-old doctor is the daughter of Rodney and Anne Barnes.

Elli attended both Dungog Public and Dungog High Schools.

She completed her higher school certificate at All Saints College, St Mary’s in Maitland in order to study the subjects she needed to pursue her career.

Elli is doing her internship at the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital which is the largest hospital in the Riverena area.

She hopes to return to the Newcastle area when she decides what specialty she would like to practice in.