My name is Alston Ong, and I am a final year (5th year) student enrolled in Monash University Clayton Campus, Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program. I am originally from Singapore, and I am currently here in Mildura for my elective rotation in Cardiology.
Anatomy is my favourite discipline in medical school, and so I think I would enjoy being in a surgical specialty in the future. However, I chose to come to Mildura Cardiology for my elective because I wanted to get a rural experience and be well grounded in an area of medicine that was useful and applicable to whichever specialty I chose to pursue in the future. This rotation also came highly recommended by seniors and so I am looking forward to learning a lot and be inspired during my short time here.
My hobbies include swimming, basketball, and occasionally playing the competitive ‘first-person-shooter ‘computer games.
My experience thus far in Mildura has been nothing short of amazing. The staff at Mildura Cardiology are extremely hospitable and everyone here is happy to go out of their way to teach or share their knowledge. Even though it has only been a week since I have started my rotation here, I can already feel that I will miss everyone here when I leave and I will definitely look forward to my next trip back here to Mildura.