Mahsa Kaikhosrovi – New South Wales

Mahsa Kaikhosrovi – New South Wales

I am at the end of my final year of study at the University of Sydney, and have spent my clinical attachments mainly at Westmead Hospital. My previous degree was a Bachelor of Science, which I obtained in Montreal, Canada. I worked for 2 years as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab, after which I applied for medical school. Coming to Australia as an international student was the unconventional path, but I am so grateful I made the decision to study here. It’s not hard to fall in love with this country, I was just surprised at how quickly I came to consider it my home. I have spent some of the most important years of my life in Sydney, and I have made life-long friendships and professional connections that I would hate to leave behind. I went into medicine because I was passionate about the field, and I always wanted what I did for living to allow me to contribute to society. For all these reasons, I would be very appreciative to have the opportunity to continue and complete my training in Australia.

After 4 years of different rotations, my main interests are family and emergency medicine. I have always wanted to work in areas of need, be it rural or developing countries. I signed up to do an attachment in the Northern Territory during my third year at USyd, and I had the chance to go to Gove for a month. Although I would like to base myself in the city, my experience in the NT, as well as other rural placements, confirmed my desire to work in these areas on a regular basis.

Not receiving an internship would be devastating for me. Returning for training back home was always my plan B, and I have yet to sit any of the equivalency exams for either Canada or the United States. After 4 years of hard work as well as the financial strain I put on my family, I thought it would all be worth it, if I ended up being a doctor and gave back to them what they so generously gave to me. Yes, coming here was on my own volition, and I certainly don’t want to come across as whining or being overly dramatic, but it is very stressful when your future is up in the air, when you are basically in limbo and can’t make any plans.

Outside of medicine, I love music, I’ve been playing the piano for over 20 years and I love to travel. My longest trip ever, Montreal to Sydney, so worth it!

Great News! Mahsa has just found out that she has receved an internship for 2013! However many of her colleagues have not been so lucky. If you want to help them, please support the #interncrisis campaign.Take Action

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  • daniel

    Plan B: Be prepared to return to canada just in case. You should have prepared for cdn and us