Medical student, Monash University
Whitney Comte is a final year medical student at Monash University who will be commencing her internship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2022. She received her Bachelor of Biomedical Science prior to commencing her Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, both through Monash University, Melbourne. Throughout her studies and extracurricular activities, Whitney has shown an interest in improving the wellbeing of her peers. Whether it be forming a student support committee focussed on the mental wellbeing of her medical colleagues or initiating a diversity and inclusion subcommittee for her local hockey club, Whitney strives to create safe spaces for those around her. Whitney recently co-authored a study examining the impact of an online mindfulness-based course on self-compassion, prosociality and trait mindfulness. This work reflects Whitney’s interest in holistic health and wellbeing, which she hopes to be able to develop and incorporate in her future role as a junior doctor.
Whitney Comte is invited on to the Advisory Committee as a student representative, with an interest in mindfulness and experience in activities promoting student well-being.