Science and care combined in Pre-Medicine Certificate
A passion for science and for helping people with scientific knowledge provided the motivation for Christi to pursue a career in Medicine.
Christi coupled her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree, which she graduated with Honours, with a Pre-Medicine Certificate to provide a pathway into the Doctor of Medicine at Notre Dame.
“I really enjoyed the Pre-Medicine certificate. It helped me learn the humanised approach to medicine on top of the biomed which is very heavily science based,” Christi said.
Speaking of the Pre-Medicine certificate Christi’s highlight was the Aboriginal Health unit studied on the Broome Campus.
“We got to experience things on country with Aboriginal elders and learn all about rural health and rural medicine. It was a real high point for me.”
Now starting her Doctor of Medicine Christi is grateful for the pastoral care that is provided at Notre Dame.
“I experienced that in my undergrad, I got to know my lecturers and tutors really well and having that personal relationship helps your learning and it's also what led me to doing honours.”
“It’s even more so the case now I’m studying Medicine. They provide us so much support and so much help through the process and really focus on enjoying what you're learning but also looking after yourself because it is a really stressful environment.”