Feras Mirdad – New South Wales

Feras Mirdad – New South Wales

Hi my name Feras I’m a final year medical student. Being an international graduate; two weeks ago I was faced with the real possibility of missing out on the opportunity to continue my medical career. The thought of leaving a place I have lived in, for close to 10 years, is very sad. I completed high school in Sydney and have made some lifelong friends, and over the years I have come to deeply love the Australian way of life.

Without an internship I would be faced with a life …

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Alexandre David – Queensland

Alexandre David – Queensland

Hey my name’s Alex, I’m a French Canadian student about to graduate from UQ. Originally from Montreal, I made the move to Brisbane in 2009 for the opportunity to study medicine. While the prospect was daunting at first I can confidently say now that it’s the best decision I’ve ever made: countless new friends, a quality education and got to live in a fantastic part of the world. Top experiences so far include State of Origin (Maroons!), a rural term in in the bush (shoutout …

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Radhika Ruwanpathirana – New South Wales

Radhika Ruwanpathirana – New South Wales

Hi, I’m Radhika, 4th year medical student from UNSW and I’m an international student from Sri Lanka.

I’ve been following up on the intern crisis for a while now and and it’s getting worse each year. This year I personally know so many 6th years from our university who are packing up to go home after 6 years of hard work just because they did not receive an internship spot. I will graduate at the end of 2014, so if this continues I will probably have …

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Varsha Sivalingam – New South Wales

Varsha Sivalingam – New South Wales

I am currently a fourth year medical student in the University of New South Wales. Studying in Australia has been a life changing experience and I have made fantastic friends who are akin to family. I’ve had inspirational teachers at both university and Prince of Wales Hospital who have taught me many a thing about the art of treating a person and being good person. I’ve done things I never imagined I would do and been inspired to travel to places I would never have even considered …

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Dory Chew – New South Wales

Dory Chew – New South Wales

I’m currently a 5th year international medical student at UNSW from Singapore. I’ve always kept myself updated on the #interncrisis situation, however it was only this year when I was personally involved in seeing so many of my year 6 seniors not given an internship spot; forcing them offshore, that the harsh reality of the situation hit me.

One year ago, I was offered a choice by Singapore’s Ministry of Health: in an attempt to improve the shortage of doctors, the Singapore government offered Singaporeans who …

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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 …

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Stephanie Andriputri – New South Wales

Stephanie Andriputri – New South Wales

I am a final year medical student at the University of New South Wales. Prior to that, I completed my high school in Sydney and after 10 years living here, I consider Australia to be my home. Spending half of my teenage years growing up in Australia has given me a sense of belonging.

I decided to study medicine as being a doctor has always been my aspiration and I would love to contribute to the doctor shortage in the country where I intend to spend …

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Eleasa Sieh – Queensland

Eleasa Sieh – Queensland

I’m a final year medical student at the University of Queensland. I moved to Brisbane from Canada four years ago for the opportunity to study medicine at a post-graduate course. This was a privilege made possible with my parents’ support in obtaining a bank loan that would cover the steep price of international student tuition fees and living costs, a total of just over $250,000. We were able to secure this loan with an assumed assurance of being in a secure profession upon graduation.

From the …

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Haris Noor – Victoria

Haris Noor – Victoria

I remember first coming to Australia more than five years ago to begin my medical studies at Monash Uni, full of nervous energy and excitement for the future. It was fairly easy for me to adjust myself and the next thing I know, I was making lots of friendship and connection everywhere. These meaningful relationships hugely made my experience and study here special.

Throughout the years I have been dreaming of the future and conjuring up plans for my career. I find myself drawn towards Emergency …

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Blaise Wardle – New South Wales

Blaise Wardle – New South Wales

I have been studying at the University of Sydney for the past 4 years and have spent my clinical attachments mainly at Nepean hospital in Penrith.  Studying in Australia for the past four years has been a great experience, the medical education in this country is world class and Australia itself reminds me a lot of Canada but with warmer weather (and more snakes…).  I’ve spent three of the four years living in Surry Hills in the city and spent this past year living in …

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