BSSC students in the Specialist Maths Science program had the opportunity to hear from three final-year medical students this morning—all members of the Rural Health Club. The Club facilitates rural secondary school visits in Victoria with medical students sharing their experiences with senior students about pathways after school, studying health degrees, and life at university.

Samir Aslam, Sarah Wilkinson and BSSC Alumni Zia Sass (Class of 2011) all studied Biomedical Science, Samir at Monash University, Sarah at La Trobe University and Zia at Melbourne Uni, before sitting the GAMSAT and moving into Post Graduate Medicine.

They had some great advice for students about the many and varied pathways into medicine, the diverse range of funding and scholarships available to rural students, and the many highlights of their medical careers to date, including assisting with surgeries, being present at births… even practicing medicine in the snowfields.

Zia Sass, who was BSSC Dux in 2011, is currently completing a six-week placement at Bendigo Health and will begin her internship at the Austin Hospital in 2020.