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So, what attracted me to medicine at the
University of Adelaide is the way that Adelaide University incorporates
clinical practice throughout – you know – right from the first year. A lot of
universities have a few preclinical years and then some clinical years, but
they give you quite a good stepping stone process to actually get into the
clinical years so when you get there you know you’ve had better practice with
fake patients and when you actually meet real patients you feel a lot more
prepared and comfortable talking to them, which is really good. From day one we were kind of
thrown into the deep end, dealing with cases with patients. So our
first case was a man that’s come in with chest pains or rather than just learning
the anatomy and the physiology behind everything, we were thrown right into it
with studying cases about actual people. Well, initially in Year 12, I had no idea
what I wanted to do. But, I mean, just looking around I saw the Adelaide Uni
medicine program and I think it had a creative way of teaching us
how to study medicine. So it was offering something that we
call case-based learning, where you learn medicine by cases and I thought that’d be
something cool to study. In Adelaide we are generally really lucky, I think.
We are prepared really well for the work environment because we have a lot more
time to get to know what we’re doing. There’s a great family in medicine and
we’re really unique because in the other courses, you really only know the
people in your tute. You don’t know everyone in your lectures because the
subjects are different. Whereas we know our entire cohort. It’s like high school
again – know everyone in your year, the years above support you, and then in turn
you can support the years below when you go through. I’ve really enjoyed the
cohesiveness of the whole cohort at Adelaide Uni. It’s quite unique compared
to a lot of unis around Australia. You meet not only your level when
you’re first year, but second years, third years, right up to sixth year and even
interns – and it’s like one big family. Like literally like one big family.
Everyone knows every one. And that makes you feel happy and you
know you want to come in every day. So, some of the clinical questions I’ve had
they give you quite a wide range throughout the year. So you get surgical
placements, psychiatry, medical placements and you sometimes get to choose a few as
well, which is really good. They’re very different and you meet
quite a wide range of doctors, patients and colleagues as well. And through that
process it’s quite good to see what you like, what you’re good at
and what you find really interesting, which is quite good. you

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