Notre Dame leads the way in medical education

Brisbane-raised Dipti Shankar says that problem-solving is at the very heart of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Notre Dame’s School of Medicine in Sydney.

“Notre Dame is at the forefront of medical education,” she says. “The program excels in producing well-rounded doctors who are well equipped to handle all of the challenges that a career in medicine and in the healthcare system may hand them.”

Having completed her undergraduate studies at a much larger public university, Dipti was impressed by Notre Dame’s more personal atmosphere, its strong level of pastoral support and the unique approach to teaching medicine.

I definitely feel that the teaching and design of Doctor of Medicine program -- as well as the pastoral care at Notre Dame -- is more suitable to my learning style and offers me the best chance of completing a degree as challenging as medicine.”

According to Dipti the School’s Problem Based Learning system provides Notre Dame’s students with the diagnostic and analytical skills they need to work effectively within the Australian health care system and cannot be bettered.

“The MD program at Notre Dame attracts students from different backgrounds and educational disciplines,” she says. “And I love that I get to work with my colleagues to solve cases under the supervision of our extremely knowledgeable PBL tutors.”

Dipti says that once she has qualified as a doctor she would like to work overseas as a paediatric emergency physician.