Hello from an Australian Meddie

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    ClaireClaire
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    😀 Hi there everyone!

    My name is Claire and I am apparently the newest member here! I’m a first year medical student at Monash University in Melbourne, and I just wanted to say a very big hello to all of you! Like all Australian medical students (we call ourselves ‘meddies’ here)- we start a 5 or 6 year undergraduate course straight after graduating from high school- I’m pretty young by international standards. In fact, I’m turning 19 on Monday, but I’m not the youngest- a couple of students in our first year class of 220 are still waiting to turn 18! So far I’m enjoying the challenging experience of being a medical student far away from home- I’m studying here in melbourne but I actually live in North Queensland, in a sunny tourist town calles Cairns. So far, the greatest challenges have been adjusting to a temperate climate and learning to cope with cadavic dissection (discovering that I am latex sensitive didn’t help very much!).

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to being a part of your community. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

    Claire

    P.S. Am I the only Australian here so far, or do I have company?

    #23681
    ClaireClaire
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    Whoops! Posted to general discussion instead of introductions!

    Hmmm, maybe I should copy it into another form and post it in the right place!

    :0)

    #23682
    elisemomof3elisemomof3
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    Welcome Meddie from Melbourne! Good luck and thanks for posting. It’ll be fun to hear about medical school in Australia. 😀

    Yours,
    Elise

    #23683
    MomMDMomMD
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    Welcome! You will find some more Australian med students here – where are you??

    Sethina

    #23684
    macca26macca26
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    Same in New Zealand – which will make me pretty old by the time I actually reach Medicine – Im doing a biomedical science degree first – that’ll get me in the door. 😀

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