Past students experience
The Monash Research Student Society (MRSS) Yearbook outlines many of the projects completed by BMedSc(Hons) students. The book is a useful reference for candidates looking for further information about the expertise they will acquire during study and the broad scope of research placements available. Before finding out more about the BMedSc(Hons) degree, refer to what current students have to say about their experiences by reading the Yearbook.
“The BMedSc(Hons) year gave me a great opportunity to be involved in medical research and connect with experienced clinicians in my field of interest. I learnt invaluable research skills and was fortunate enough to have the chance to publish and present my results.
My BMedSc(Hons) experience has encouraged me to pursue the path of an academic clinician and I truly believe that the year will have a positive influence on my future career.”
Kaarthikayinie (Kaarthy) Thirugnanasundralingam
“It has by far been the most rewarding opportunity in medical school. I was able to learn so much about the ins and outs of research from statistical analysis all the way to concise scientific writing.
This year has also left me with skills I did not anticipate.”
Tianrui (Ray) Ren
“These experiences not only cemented my passion for medicine, but demonstrated to me the real-world impact that research has on improving patient care.
Ultimately, I cannot recommend BMedSc(Hons) highly enough to future students.”
“This year has improved my critical thinking and communication skills and has been a deeply enriching experience.”
“A BMedSc(Hons) is a fantastic opportunity to experience the diversity that a career in research can offer and one that I cannot recommend more highly.”
“I valued being able to learn and grow by attempting to solve problems that arose in my research, but also having the support of my supervisors for the (many) times I got really stuck.
The experience has been incredibly worthwhile, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in broadening their skillset and taking on something different.”
“My advice for future BMedSc(Hons) students would be to jump in! Take every opportunity afforded to you, ask as many questions as you can think to, cherish the connections you make with your fellow research students, and enjoy every moment because the year will be over in the blink of an eye!”
“I had the privilege of interacting with patients and their families to complete my research project. This has given me a new perspective on patient treatment and the willingness of my patients to participate in the continuation of medical research is greatly appreciated.”
Wentong Mary Xu
“I chose a lab-based project, which was a huge learning curve but highly rewarding. I’ve also gained a newfound appreciation for translational research and the basic sciences that underpin medical advancements.”