Kinsley Jones is studying radiation therapy and making the most of the practical placements which allow him to build on what he’s learning in class.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) – Radiation Therapy
I was fortunate to receive a scholarship from The Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) which will allow me to participate in an interstate rural health placement at Launceston General Hospital.
After studying a science degree, I decided working in a laboratory wasn’t for me and started to look for a health science degree that had more variety and allowed patient interaction.
I chose radiation therapy at RMIT after attending Open Day. The program was a good fit for me as it provided access to great facilities, including planning systems and VERT system.
A highlight of the program has been the selection of one of assignments, a poster about “Changing of the times: The treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia with TBI or Chemotherapy”, to be presented at the upcoming Student Conference of the Australian and New Zealand International Radiography and Radiotherapy Institute in Wellington.
I’ve completed two different placements at the Alfred Hospital and am looking forward to my next placement at Launceston Hospital. I was fortunate to receive a scholarship from The Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) which will allow me to participate in this interstate rural health placement at Launceston General Hospital.
After I finish the program, I plan to undertake a one year radiotherapy internship to gain the required qualifications to practice as a radiation therapist in Australia. As the program allows us to practice internationally, I hope to one day work at overseas radiotherapy clinics.
I love what I do because I have the opportunity to treat and in some cases, cure individuals from potentially life ending diseases on a daily basis.