Meet a doctor who personalises treatment for precision – The Melbourne Model


In adult medicine, to me it feels like
it’s more getting people back to baseline. In Pediatrics, it’s about
returning them to their trajectory – to where they’re going to be. I think that’s
really satisfying. The Melbourne Model was beneficial to me because it allowed
me this scope to seek out my interests. I was able to explore my interest in
Japanese pique my interest in music and also,
within my own faculty, the subjects that I was more interested in like
immunology and neuroscience, it allowed me to keep engaged a little bit more than
perhaps the more prescriptive course would have done. I also think having an
undergraduate degree before starting postgraduate degree gave me a lot of
maturity and how I study it allowed me to practice my study techniques and
really get to know how I learn best and then I could apply that to the more
stressful postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree. The application of
medicine to a human with things that interplay on their health and well-being –
that’s a real art form, because you need to balance what the research and what
the science says to what the person, what the patient is saying in front of you. I
believe the future of medical treatment is about focusing on what’s important to
each of the patients, not just the disease process behind it.
I’m a doctor who personalises treatment for precision