"The Doctor of Medicine at Unimelb is the top ranked in the country. The teaching, care and support that we get in the pursuit of our goals in this course is genuinely unparalleled. I like the fact that the course is very comprehensive and that everything has a great flow to it."
Qi Rui started the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2020, after completing the Bachelor of Science in at the University of Western Australia. He completed high school at Raffles Institution back home in Singapore.
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Why the Doctor of Medicine?
Being a doctor has always been a dream of mine and the combination of my love for science and helping people in a practical way is best exemplified in the work a doctor does.
The Doctor of Medicine at Unimelb is the top ranked in the country. The teaching, care and support that we get in the pursuit of our goals in this course is genuinely unparalleled.
I like the fact that the course is very comprehensive and that everything has a great flow to it. For example, we could have a case supported learning class on Monday about a particular illness, have practicals and lectures throughout the week where we learn the intricacies of the illness and finally summarize our learning on a Friday where we see how the illness plays out on the patient in said case.
My goal would probably be to work as a doctor in Australia or Singapore and I am currently on track for that just by being in the MD course.
Why the University of Melbourne?
I chose to study at Unimelb as the program was extremely comprehensive and well-formed. Furthermore, there was a strong focus on the practical aspects of medicine which are important to me.
Personally, I felt that the transition wasn’t hard at all as everyone in the course, staff and students alike, were exceedingly friendly and helpful. Aileen from the MDHS Student Recruitment team was also really helpful in helping me navigate both Melbourne and the MD course. The MD staff provided many resources to help us get acquainted with the rigors of the MD. Some examples of such resources are numerous introductory seminars as well as a wellbeing and academic mentor that we have access to anytime.
Advice for students
I feel that students should try to pick a course that they are passionate about and would lead to a career that they can envision themselves working in. That way, it makes everything much more enjoyable and when the going inevitably gets tough, it will be much easier to push through with a clear and visible end goal in mind.