A Bunbury doctor is kicking goals outside the medical field.
Dr Aaron Bahadori is not only a skilled resident medical officer at Bunbury Hospital but he is also a talented soccer player who capped off a recent performance at the World Medical Football Championship by taking home Australia’s player of the tournament award.
The championships, which were held in Mexico in July, attract doctors from around the globe annually for a week-long tournament.
Dr Bahadori said he was proud to be named Australia’s best at the championships.
“I felt immensely proud to be selected in the Australian team, there was an amazing sense of togetherness in the group,” Dr Bahadori said.
“Being awarded Australia's player of the tournament was a great moment, but it really was a team effort.
“Everyone involved gave their absolute all to best represent Australia on and off the field.”
Dr Bahadori has been a doctor at Bunbury Hospital for about two years and credited the support of the hospital for being able to indulge in the sport he loves, while juggling a busy work life.
“As junior doctors at Bunbury Hospital, we’re fortunate to enjoy a great relationship with senior members of the medical staff who support us, treat us with respect and give us responsibility,” he said.
Dr Bahadori said it made Bunbury Hospital a great training ground for future clinicians and an excellent place to demonstrate his appreciation for the opportunities he had been given.
“It’s been the most amazing experience working in the region, and I would highly recommend it to others,” he said
Dr Bahadori, who is interested in specialising in mental health in the future, will continue to indulge in his love of soccer away from work.
He hopes to compete in a victorious Australian team at next year’s tournament in Argentina.