Doctor of Medicine
First Year Student
"As a recent graduate of the Chancellor’s Scholars Program myself, I was excited to be a part of the inaugural mentoring program as a student mentor this year. With three years of my Bachelor of Biomedicine degree behind me, as well as my extensive experience with the Biomedicine Students’ Society and other extra-curricular activities, I am always eager to share advice and experience with younger students. As a student mentor, I think I have been able to help my three Chancellor's Scholar students in invaluable ways – discussing everything from subject choices and future pathways, to how to maintain a social life and the best places to travel in the holidays.
The students have also benefited from our wonderful academic mentor, A/Prof Kate Drummond, a neurosurgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has given the students, and myself, numerous opportunities to gain insight into the world of medicine and neurosurgery – we have been lucky enough to watch neurosurgery and sit in on outpatient consultations, as well as well as just catch up with Kate for a coffee and a chat.
Chancellor’s Scholars Program students are so fortunate to have so many amazing opportunities throughout their degree. With access to student and academic mentors, as well as exclusive information sessions and programs, these students will be truly well equipped to enjoy their undergraduate degree, and make informed choices regarding their future studies and careers."