"My name's Danielle McCarthy. I'm going to be down at Mawson station as Senior Observer with the Bureau of Meteorology."
"I'm Tom Jurs, I'm a carpenter heading south for the 2020 season... 2021 season."
"Being down south, we practice an isolated healthcare model so it's a single doctor model for each Antarctic station and as part of that we rely on our lay surgical assistants to assist us if we need to perform an operation."
"The scenarios that we run through together is a great chance to see how we each work individually, potentially what people's strengths and weaknesses are and how we can start that bonding with communication and also with the way we're going to work together in the future."
"As a lot of them are tradies or come from a scientific background they very quickly realise that a lot of the equipment that we use here or the just the way the body works, is similar to a lot of, you know, machines and plumbing that they might have come across already."
"They're really really good, really easy to teach. They absorb a lot and they learn so much in such a short amount of time."
"That's one of the reasons why the Centre for Antarctic Remote and Maritime Medicine has been set up here in Tasmania in collaboration with the Antarctic Division, because we really are a world centre of excellence when it comes to that medical training for remote and extreme environments."
"You'd have no usual business walking from a construction site into a hospital room and assisting with surgery. It's been incredibly stimulating and rewarding."
"That was a very good learning experience, a real life-type scenario and we covered a lot of points."
"It's one of the things that keeps me coming back during this course. It's really encouraging to see how excited and engaged they are with the process."
"I think they went absolutely brilliant. I've got every confidence that if we have to do any surgical or medical procedures for anybody, they're going to be in the safest hands possible. To see people from such diverse backgrounds stepping into a field that's so different for them and doing so with courage and confidence, is wonderful to see."