Humans of Biomedicine

Meet Sadin Afsar, co-president of the 2020 Biomedicine Student Society, as he reflects on life in isolation and his dream of becoming a doctor.

When Sadin moved from Sydney to Melbourne to begin his Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne, he concedes his nerves almost got the better of him.

“I was scared and homesick,” he recalls. “But now, I’m happy, so much more independent, and I look back at the time I’ve spent in this city with a lot of joy.”

Sadin, shares his story as part of the Biomedicine Student Society’s Humans of Biomedmedicine series on the @biomedbear.unimelb Facebook page.

The series aims to keep the tight-knit cohort connected during the coronavirus pandemic, and isolation period.

Sadin talks about his childhood, culture, sport and what shaped his aspiration of becoming a doctor.

“I’m super happy to tell people about my beliefs and culture. I want to be a role model for the future generation, inspiring Muslims and non-Muslims alike, children and adults, girls and boys, and everyone in between, that you should always love yourself and be comfortable with who you are and what makes you, you.”

The health sector includes some of the most noble jobs, adds Sadin, and he hopes to play a role in improving the lives of people in Australia and beyond.

Read Sadin's story

Read more stories about our biomedicine students and alumni in the School’s Meet our Talent series.