Keely's passion for helping people fits perfectly with a career in medical radiations.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)
My favourite subject would be anatomy/pathology - studying various diseases and illnesses and being able to apply them in my clinical placement.
For a career in Medical Radiations, you need to be passionate about helping people. Having the passion will give you the determination to attain high quality diagnostic images which in turn will assist in diagnosing your patient’s illness and disease so they can be on their way to living a healthier life.The Bundoora campus at RMIT has a country feel to it. Being from the country, it was an easier transition to an area where I could relax and feel as though I wasn’t too far from home.
Clinical Placement is the highlight of my studies. It allows me to put in place all the hard work I’ve put in throughout the semester and actually see results!
I have developed skills in communicating with a wide range of individuals; it has taught me patience, compassion and selflessness. I have a stronger urge to help people not just in my work but within the community.
My favourite subject would be anatomy/pathology - studying various diseases and illnesses and being able to apply them in my clinical placement. It gives me confidence in imaging, knowing what we are looking for or what symptoms could lead to what pathology.
My degree provides its students with an in-depth, comprehensive view of Radiography. It allows us to develop our knowledge and technique before entering the workforce. We are able to make mistakes and rehearse our skills before working with real patients. Students gain enough confidence to operate basic projections, enabling us to further enhance our technique and skill required to progress in radiography.
I am a part of the Medical Radiations Student Association. Being a part of the MRSA has allowed me to meet new people from different streams whilst also organising social events that allow Medical Radiation students to have a well-earned study break. Assisting with organising events has made me feel more involved in uni life, which has increased my love for studying at RMIT
For the next three years I plan to complete my studies in Medical Imaging, gain an internship and hopefully earn myself a fulltime job as a radiographer! I want to settle into my field of general imaging before expanding my knowledge and skills into different modalities such as mammography and sonography.
My dream job is to work closely with paediatric patients and women in the medical radiations industry. Ultimately, I would love to further my studies and become an Ultrasonographer, specialising in pregnancy and infant disease and illness.