Miss India Australia 2022

Muskan Jangra

2022 was a significant year for alumna Muskan Jangra. It was the year she completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree and was crowned Miss India Australia 2022. 

Muskan hails from Chandigarh, India, and moved to South Australia with her family in 2009. 

She completed high school in a small country town three hours from Adelaide, Bordertown, and always had a fondness for biology.  

Her interest in medicine sparked in 2012 when her mother was in an accident, and she witnessed how the emergency doctors treated the situation and ultimately saved her mother's life.

“It was in that moment that I decided I wanted to change someone’s life by helping them.”

“I always wanted to go to Adelaide University because of their medical program. We got to start clinical studies from day one and practise on patients early on in the program.”

Muskan Jangra

Muskan feels proud to be a part of the University of Adelaide community. 

"My time at Adelaide Uni, surrounded by the most supportive friends, teachers and mentors, will always have a special place in my heart."

"The Uni has given me so much. We were able to apply clinical and theory skills immediately and our mentors became our friends through the years.”

Miss India Australia is fortunate to have had two academic role models: “Associate Professor Josephine Thomas felt like a friend when she presented to us – she was always relatable and advocated for students.”

“Doctor Anthony Lian-Lloyd was a huge reason why I wanted to go to Port Augusta for my rural placement."

Doctor Lloyd was an inspiration to Muskan because of his tireless efforts in the rural communities.  “His advice is precious to me, and I consider him very valuable in my life.”

Muskan Jangra

On a personal note, being crowned Miss India Australia has been a character-building experience for the junior doctor.

“Winning Miss India Australia has been a personal development and I am enjoying the process and seeing where it takes me.”

When asked where she sees herself in the next five to 10 years, Muskan shared: “I hope to be in a specialty program. I haven’t decided the field, but I am working towards learning and building from my experiences.”

2023 brought more exciting news for Muskan. "In January, I started an internship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and aspire to specialise in acute care/surgery or women's health."

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