While completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine), Amanda Hong completed a work placement at Box Hill Hospital where she now works as a graduate medical scientist.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
Most students say work placement is the best part of the course and I have to agree – it really is! It’s the moment when you finally get to see real cases and you get to do what you would actually be doing as a scientist.
I’ve always been interested in the human body and disease. I studied biology in high school, and studying pathology at university just made sense.
RMIT’s Laboratory Medicine program is specifically tailored for anyone wanting to be a medical laboratory scientist. It provides hands-on industry experience and arranges placements for students.
The work placement allows you meet people in the industry and start forming connections with them. This really helps you get your foot in the door and gain practical experience.
I completed a work placement at Box Hill Hospital and I’m now working there as a graduate medical scientist. Most students say placements are the best part of the course and I have to agree! It’s the moment when you finally get to see real cases and you get to do what you would actually be doing as a scientist.
It’s important to take advantage of your work placement – it’s basically an extended interview, so make the best impression you can. It is your responsibility to learn as much as you can and create opportunities for yourself.
I’m not sure what I’ll do now that I’ve graduated but I love this field and am looking forward to building my career.