These are just a few of our inspiring graduates.
Find out where the Bachelor of Biomedicine has taken them.
Biomedical & Health Sciences pathway
Dr Sakshi Singh
"Acting and performing have always been a passion, but I'm never going to give up my medical career."
Dr Holly Sizer
"Growing up in a rural area shaped how I view medicine. It’s made me very cognizant of equity versus equality – and I want to be part of reducing stigma and improving access to health."
"Wanting to help people and understand medical advancements have always been huge motivators in my life, this has influenced my studies and chosen career pathway."
Public Health and Biomedicine: Cindy Tran
Passionate about disease prevention and promoting health and wellbeing, Cindy Tran (BBiomed 2014, MPH 2016) works as a consultant at Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA).
"The Bachelor of Biomedicine helped me decide on exactly what career path to choose and gave me a very sound biomedical knowledge that I still use today as a physiotherapist."
"Biomedicine challenged me because some of the core subjects were not ones that I would have picked myself...but I am glad I did them because many covered things I needed to know for future study and a career in medicine."
Dr Elena Galiabovitch
"Think about what you value and why, although those things change with time if you stick to your values and act accordingly you won’t go wrong."
"I wanted to continue with my PhD studies in an environment that thrived on new concepts and evolving methodologies,"
Biomedicine & Dentistry pathway
Dr Wendy Huang
"It has always been my dream to pursue dentistry in a developed country. Helping people is a very rewarding experience, their smiles and satisfaction always make me happy."
“We learnt about many different diseases and started with the cause, the progress of diseases, the signs and symptoms and how it affects the body. This really suited my style of learning."
Biomedicine & Biomedical Research pathway
Dr Nicholas Gheradin
"I never anticipated going into research science, but my experience in the Bachelor of Biomedicine really opened my eyes to a career pathway that I previously knew very little about."
Dr Fern Koay
"Working within the Biomedical Precinct at Parkville you have access to world class training, research and experts – so you don’t need to go anywhere else."
Dr Keit Loi
"Learning at the forefront of health science research meant the latest research was included in our lecture material which allowed us to look at known facts in different perspectives."
Alexandre A Guérin
"I get to use all the knowledge acquired in my PhD and apply it in a clinical setting"
"The School of Biomedical Sciences gives great emphasis to the incredible females in science our University has – it is really motivating and inspiring to see so many women within SBS excel."
"The University of Melbourne is renowned for its academic, teaching and research excellence – and its support for students with disabilities was another reason I chose to study here."
"I am passionate about the field of addiction as it is often not appropriately considered nor recognised as a mental health disorder."
Biomedicine & Optometry pathway
Ruo Bing Wu
"The Bachelor of Biomedicine was intellectually engaging and stimulating - it was a fast paced, rich learning environment, surrounded by clever, like-minded peers."
Yifu Ding, Doctor of Optometry & Bachelor of Biomedicine (China & Australia)
"During my Bachelor of Biomedicine, I developed a strong interest in visual neuroscience due to its complexity and direct link with one’s quality of life. Pursuing this interest has let me to the Doctor of Optometry after my undergraduate degree."
Biomedicine & Law pathway
"Biomedicine provided me with a firm foundation in biomedical sciences and kept my mind open to the application of sciences in the commercial and legal world."
"I realised I could use my background in health sciences, combined with an understanding of the law, to help make an impact on public health outcomes in the areas of intellectual property law, health policy and medical negligence.”
Biomedicine & Engineering pathway
"Being among hundreds of diligent and high achieving Biomedicine students was motivating."
"Bioengineering is a growing field and I was interested in the kind of research and innovation that was coming out of it - and how medical and healthcare problems were being solved using engineering and technology."
"The highlight for me has been encountering peers who have become true friends - and academics who have become true mentors."
Biomedicine & Business Management
"Start searching for your purpose in life, either through an internship in your dream company or volunteering for organisations that you admire."
"I made the decision to leave research and start exploring opportunities in the health industry...healthcare IT is an exciting field with many opportunities to do interesting and meaningful projects"
Biomedical Sciences pathway
"I was after more flexibility for career options in the health and medical fields and love that the Biomedicine degree was an intersection of my interests in biological science and the ability to show compassion to others."
"Learning about the mechanisms of disease and issues in public health during my undergraduate studies was extremely enjoyable and stood me in good stead for my position at Sysmex."