About

Graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Biomedicine degree in 2015. Currently in my second year studying the Doctor of Medicine (MD) there.

I aspire to travel and volunteer around the world and make a difference to those who are less fortunate by providing humanitarian aid in crises. Challenging myself in this way would push me out of my comfort zone and will allow me to grow and gain different perspectives in life.

By documenting my journey on this blog, I hope to share with you my experiences – the highs, the lows and everything in between that I’ve experienced to achieve my goals. Along the way, I hope to inspire some of you readers (and friends) out there!

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. You inspire me to face a future that I was uncertain about. I never wanted to do med but now I think about it I probably was just a scared to.

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  2. Hi J,
    I just have a question about the BMP position. Online it states that: By agreeing to accept a BMP Scheme place, you are committing to work in an Eligible Location for at least 12 months, following your completion of your medical course, and to complete your Return of Service Period obligations prior to, or within five years of, attaining fellowship.
    Does this mean that if I accept a BMP offer, I must complete a fellowship? What happens if I only want to work with a MD degree and don’t require specialising?

    Your blog is a big inspiration to me, it gives me an insight into what med life is like! 🙂

    Keep up the good work ~

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    • Hi bts_123,

      It’s comments like these that gives me the motivation to keep posting!

      My understanding is that you need to complete your ROS within roughly 15 years of starting your medical degree (or roughly 10 years of finishing your medical degree). Essentially, you don’t have to specialise (or become a fellow) if you don’t want to – once you complete your ROS, the BMP legal work is all done and dusted!

      It’s only if you do choose to specialise (or become a fellow), must you complete your ROS within 5 years of being accepted into that specialty training program.

      And if you really don’t want to complete your ROS, there’s always the option of breaking the BMP and paying it out – which works out to be the same as an FFP!

      Cheers,
      J

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  3. Hey just recently came across your blog and was really inspired by your journey! I’m currently in year 12 and am not hopeful about the UMAT and it’s so refreshing to see someone who got into grad entry at Melbourne. I just wanted to ask if you could describe your study routine in uni or give any tips, my predicted ATAR is only a 98 right now so I’m struggling to see how I could ever get the GPA required for med if I can’t even get 99 in year 12, if that makes sense?

    Once again just wanted to compliment you on amazing blog and journey, I look forward to following your progression through medicine over the coming years!

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    • Hi Connor,

      I’m so happy that you got something out of this blog!

      Don’t feel down about your year 12 marks – most universities are have converted or are in the process of converting to postgraduate medical degrees nowadays. A lot of my close friends in med studied science, which doesn’t have a high ATAR entry requirement – and a few of my close friends didn’t get 99.

      In terms of undergrad uni study, I would make lecture note summaries for each lecture by the end of each week. Come tests, I’d read over them. Come exams, I’d read over them and do practice papers. During my summer break after 1st year, I spent on average 3 hours a day over the 3 months preparing for GAMSAT – doing Des O’neil questions and writing essays with increasing time pressure.

      Hope that helps!
      J

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