Over 250 female year 10 students heard the secrets to success first hand from some of Australia’s highest achieving women in the fields of science, information technology, engineering, medicine and maths (STEMM) during an inspiring free seminar at the San Hospital this week.
ENT Surgeon Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee shared that although she came from an engineering family and had an interest in arts, she really liked medicine because it involved people.
“Your life experiences will enrich you” she said.
“Your negative experiences are not pleasant when you have them but it is what makes you more human. They help you relate to patients and that is what medicine is about.”