Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Why doesn't Melbourne Uni care?

The month has been a hectic one. There's never ending work to do, jobs to apply to, cover letters to write, CVs to update and what's more, exams at the end of the month. For the past 18 weeks, I've done Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology - it seems revision is possible in one week? Really? And this is on top of my job applications and interview (which can take upu to 5 hours - I drove up to Bendigo and back for a 30 minute session).

I believe the health services (i.e., the various hospitals in Victoria) are within their right to ask us to turn up for interviews. After all, they are seeking employees, and our welfare technically does not rest with them, yet. It is the University of Melbourne that should be looking out for us, medical students. Why not change the semester schedule in order to make this period less stressful and anxiety-provoking than it already is? Why do we have exams during the scheduled interview period for our internships?

It does feel like my University doesn't care - does it?


Anonymous said...

I would highly doubt its efficacy if it is taken less then 24 hours from the anticipated crisis moment :D

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