Student profile: Nikitha Kramadhari

Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) student

When second year student, Nikitha, thinks of what she likes about studying Medicine at Western Sydney University, she says it's the wealth of support that is given to her.

"The family atmosphere that is built at the University has always stood out to me. Having that makes a difficult course much easier," she says.

She is currently in her pre-clinical years at Western Sydney University and shadows doctors once a week at Campbelltown hospital, which has provided her with the opportunity to see the different ways that she could potentially contribute to society.

"I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to study medicine or has any interest in this pathway. The environment that we're taught in is really supportive and conducive to making really good doctors in the future," she says.

Nikitha says she has always wanted to be a doctor but didn't receive the marks in high school. After studying physiotherapy for a few years, she was thrilled to find out she was accepted into medicine.

"The degree has lived up to my expectations, everything we learn is really relevant and it's great having physicians, surgeons and GPs come in and talk to us about their own unique career pathways."

She says the Macarthur clinical experience is really different as everything is personal.

"The lecturers and staff are really supportive and there's a lot of different opportunities and experiences for people who want to get something more out of their degree," she says.

As a local resident of Macquarie Links in the Campbelltown region, Nikitha understands the importance of having a clinical school in south-west Sydney.

"I think it caters well to the population and the needs of the people in the Campbelltown area."

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