Jannah Jenkins was drawn to study Chinese medicine after her very first acupuncture treatment. She likes how it focuses on promoting wellbeing as well as treating diseases as they arise.
Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)
Working in the RMIT Health Sciences clinic taught me a lot. It was good to begin practice while receiving guidance and feedback from experienced practitioners.
I’ve always felt drawn to study holistic medicine, and have been intrigued by Chinese medicine ever since receiving my first acupuncture treatment. I love the depth of this ancient system of medicine, its lateral approach to health, and its focus on maintaining wellbeing instead of just treating diseases as they arise. I am also drawn to working with people, so a career as a Chinese medicine practitioner seemed like a good fit.
I chose RMIT because this program is known for emphasizing evidence-based practice and providing a foundation in both western health sciences and Chinese medicine.
Working as a supervised student Chinese medicine practitioner in the RMIT Health Sciences Clinic taught me a lot. It was good to begin practice while receiving guidance and feedback from experienced practitioners.
My internship at the RMIT Health Sciences Clinic gave me the chance to provide treatments with acupuncture, tuina, cupping and moxibustion, and to dispense Chinese herbal medicine in a variety of forms.
Later this year I will undertake a 16-week clinical internship at the Teaching Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China.
The biggest lesson I’ve learnt so far is to manage my time well. I’ve been fortunate to receive several study support scholarships, which have definitely helped my studies.
When I graduate, I hope to practice in a multi-disciplinary clinic and one day, start a clinic of my own.