Studying at the University of Melbourne allowed Dr Aldo Fransiskus Marsetio to turn his passion for health into a thriving career as an orthopaedic sport surgeon.
Dr Aldo Fransiskus Marsetio loves helping his patients not only improve their body’s functionality, but also achieve a healthier lifestyle.
He credits the Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) at the University of Melbourne with deepening his understanding of medical methodologies and interest in medical research.
Why the University of Melbourne?
My family introduced me to the University of Melbourne. I was eager to study there because it is known for being one of the top universities in the world.
What are your strongest memories of your time at the University of Melbourne?
Studying at the South Lawn, enjoying the beautiful sky and nice weather of Melbourne. I also really enjoyed my time browsing the vast collection of Brownless Library.
I was in the double degree program of medical doctor and medical science during my time at the University of Melbourne. The university helped me understand methodology so much better as well as increasing my interest in medical research.
All this knowledge I gained motivates me to continue to develop myself and always be up to date with the world of medicine.
What are some of the highlights of your career so far and what’s next for you?
I had a fellowship in shoulder and elbow in South Korea, and nowadays I work as an orthopaedic sports surgeon. I would like to continue my studies so I can be an expert in arthroscopy of upper extremities joints. I will always update and develop myself and hope to set up my own sports clinic.
What drew you to your area of expertise and what do you love about it?
Orthopaedic concerns about function attracted me to my current field. Sports activity is important to maintain health and being injured after sports may prevent someone from obtaining the optimal health state.
What I love about my area of expertise is that I strive not only for my patient to achieve good functionality in daily living, but also to bring them back into a healthy lifestyle.
My daily working life involves outpatient clinic consultation with some surgical procedures. I always make extra efforts to be able to gain the patient's trust as their health partner, not only as a doctor.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Never work for money. Work for the best outcome, keep a work-life balance, and the money will follow with happiness.
What advice do you have for current students?
Make the most of your time and the facilities at the University of Melbourne. You will not only have a unique experience during your study period, but also afterwards.
Any final comments?
Keep believing in your dreams and dream large.