Students shine at Monash medicine, nursing, and health sciences awards night

1 April 2016

One hundred thirty students from across all disciplines were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at the annual Prize Night, hosted by the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences recently in the Australian Synchrotron. The event, which contributes to creating an environment where excellence is promoted, expected and recognised, was also used as an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity and ongoing support of prize donors.

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Louisa Selvadurai and Nathaniel Lizak (Photo credit: Monash University)

Louisa Selvadurai received four prizes for her work in the Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours) researching Friedreich’s ataxia, an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system.
“My Honours year was very competitive and intense so to receive these awards is just such a wonderful feeling. I am also very excited that I got accepted in the Doctor of Psychology at Monash which will give me an opportunity to continue working on the research from my Honours year with the same supervisors,” she commented.
Nathaniel Lizak received three prizes for his outstanding achievements in his third year of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
“It is great that all the hard work I put into this has paid off,” he said. “In the future I can see myself continue with my medical training and do a PhD further down the track. The translation of research into clinical practice is what I am passionate about.”

Monash University Medical School Program

The Monash University Medical School’s graduate-entry degree emphasizes clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals. With a focus on rural health, all student teaching and clinical placements take place throughout Gippsland. Students will predominantly spend the first year in the purpose-built Gippsland facility and undertake clinical rotations at hospitals, community health centres and general practices over the four years of the course.
Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Round 2 – September 27, 2016

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Learn more about the MBBS program at Monash University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.