Faculty of Health

Jessica Beechey, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

"Medicine is a career where you never stop learning, your work is both hands on and academic, and the most rewarding bit is that at the end of the day, your whole job is centred on helping others."

- Jessica Beechey, Current Student

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

I have always liked science and in particular find the science of the human body really interesting. I also have always wanted to work with people, and medicine seemed like the best combination of both. It's a career where you never stop learning, your work is both hands on and academic, and the most rewarding bit is that at the end of the day, your whole job is centred on helping others.

The medical degree here is really good, and the uni has a great relationship with the hospitals, so students get a lot of hands-on experience. The lecturers also make an effort to know all the students, and are always keen to know how you are going.

The best aspects of this course so far has been getting to spend lots of time in the hospital, doing hands on work. We also get to do an elective anywhere in the world at the end of 4th year, so I am off to Vanuatu.

The work isn't always easy, but it's worth it. And there is a lot of cool things to see here in Tasmania, if you're up for a little bit of exploring.