Studying Chinese Medicine at RMIT gave Anna the skills she needed to start her own business.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)/Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology)
After graudating from RMIT I have started my own business in Chinese Medicine that I have been growing for almost 4 years.
I was brought up in a small village in Eastern Ukraine in an environment where natural medicine was always the first option. Growing up and studying in Australia I knew I wanted a career where I could help people and Chinese medicine allowed me to do this.
Studying Chinese medicine at RMIT allowed me to be a great communicator and leader. The on-campus clinic taught me how to manage my time in practice and manage my clients to achieve the best results for them.
In first year we were encouraged to seek clinical experience outside of the university. I observed a skilful Chinese medicine practitioner and learnt new skills, clinic etiquette and respect for the practice. The internship trip to China, Nanjing allowed me to experience independence and integration in a new culture, as well as gain a remarkable clinical experience within a public health care system.
I feel very lucky to be in the position I am today. After graduating from RMIT I have started my own business in Chinese medicine that I have been growing for almost 4 years.
Finding an area of specialty that I feel passionate about was one of the great achievements – I love being able to help women in pregnancy feel their best and preparing them for birth is very exciting!
My studies gave me the skills I use every day, exposed me to real people with real problems gave me the confidence to work in a clinic. I also learnt what it’s like to work with people of different age groups and walks of life. This experience was invaluable.
I wish to grow my business and move into my own premises with a focus on pregnancy support and family health.
If you are the type of person who loves working with people, learning and discovering new things, being challenged, being a leader, passionate about health and helping others, then this is the career for you! You will need 2 cups of determination, a handful of resourcefulness, a pinch of creativity and buckets of positivity!
I love what I do because I make a difference every day, each person I treat is different and I learn something new each time.“