Meet our inspiring alumni

Meet Connor

For Connor, studying the Master of Biomedical Science at Melbourne was life changing. He gained experience for entry into the Doctor of Medicine and now as a third year med student he treats patients, attends surgeries, manages treatment decisions and procedures and has the opportunity to apply the academic skills learned throughout his Masters degree.

“I wouldn’t be where I am without it and I’m so happy that every single day I get to do so many amazing things. At the moment, I’m on perinatal and women's health rotation and have delivered my first baby - literally an incredible opportunity I wouldn’t have gotten without doing my Masters.”

There were many reasons Connor chose the University of Melbourne to do his Masters degree - from the comprehensive research component, the industry experience to the location within the world leading biomedical precinct.

I was really drawn to the coursework-research balance of the course, the ability to build research, analysis and academic skills and to strengthen my own skills in presentation and public speaking.

The Masters degree gave Connor an excellent mentor, lifelong friends, the opportunity to interact with experts conducting advanced scientific research, and many networking opportunities.

“Doing a degree like the Masters is so important from an employment perspective and for building life experience," Connor says.

Connor Aitken
Bachelor of Biomedicine → Master of Biomedical Science  → Doctor of Medicine (third year)

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