Welcome to Sydney Medical Program 2010 cohort
Sydney Medical School warmly welcomes our newest students to the Sydney Medical Program.
This year’s cohort again demonstrates great diversity of interests, previous training, cultural origins, gender and age.
Our 58 international students have joined us from countries including Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and the USA, while our local students enter Medicine from backgrounds including Engineering, Law, Psychology, Physics, Biochemistry, Commerce/Economics, Molecular biology, the Arts and Social Sciences, as well as various health-related specialisations such as Immunobiology, Human biosciences, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy.
One trend has seen something of a reversal, with the gender distribution of our latest students including a slight majority of male students, though overall the true trend continues to be one of solid diversity, with a near-even representation of men and women in the program. The 2010 cohort also demonstrates great variety in ages and previous study/employment histories – the youngest new student is a determined 20 year old, while our eldest, bringing a valuable array of previous experience and learning, is 42.
Clearly diversity is one of the great strengths of our medical program, and one of the many valuable opportunities it affords students is the enriching experience of such a range of knowledge and perspectives learning, working and growing together.
Congratulations to all our new students. We wish you all the best with your studies and trust you will find your time at Sydney Medical School both invaluable and unforgettable.
Figures for Sydney Medical Program 2010 cohort:
Country of origin (International students)
- Canada: 37
- China: 1
- China (Hong Kong): 2
- Indonesia: 1
- South Korea: 2
- Singapore: 9
- USA: 6
Gender (international students)
- Male 33 (55.74%)
- Female 25 (40.98%)
Gender (local students)
- Male 114 (50.67%)
- Female 109 (48.89%)
Age (international students)
- Average 25.13
- Highest 38
- Lowest 22
Age (local students)
- Average 24.08
- Highest 42
- Lowest 20
First degree (local students)
- Most common: Biological Science (56), Human Biosciences (48), Pharmacy (20)