You’d like to study medicine in Australia, but can you afford it? Can you afford not to? When we sat down in 2018 with Iqbal Jaffer, he didn’t tiptoe around the subject of finances. Here’s what he had to say!

Hey there! I’m Matt, a first-year medical student at The University of Queensland (UQ), originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I hope that my experiences so far as a student at UQ can give you some insight and provide you with some useful tips.

A cohort of medical students is always full of individuals from diverse backgrounds. It ranges from 20-year-old students who were guaranteed a spot in medicine from undergrad, to individuals who decided to make a huge life move and change careers completely in their 30s or 40s.