Since completing the Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations), Jennie Diep has secured an internship at Monash Health.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)
As part of my studies, I had the opportunity to complete a complete a clinical placement at hospital. Working with real patients gave me a valuable insight into what it takes to be a radiographer.
When I was considering my career options, two things were really important to me. I wanted to be able to incorporate my interest in science and the human body and work in an interactive environment.
Medical Radiations ticked both these boxes. You have to have a thorough understanding of anatomy and an ability to positively interact with patients and health professionals.
I really enjoyed studying at RMIT’s Bundoora campus – it has a real sense of community that makes it easy to adjust to university life. The smaller classes allow you to quickly get to know your classmates and make friends.
At uni, I was involved with the Medical Radiations Student Association. Getting involved in extracurricular activities is also a great way to network, make friends and find out about other exciting opportunities.
The labs and equipment at RMIT are designed to simulate a clinical work setting. This provides a great opportunity to apply the theoretical information to practice and strengthen your clinical skills.
As part of my studies, I had the opportunity to complete clinical placements at Peninsula Health, Monash Health and Bendigo Health. Working with real patients gave me a valuable insight into what it takes to be a radiographer.
Since graduating, I have secured a job as an intern at Monash Health. My goal is to eventually work in MRI or ultrasound and gain experience working in Australia or perhaps overseas.