Career snapshots: The TSP can take you anywhere

The Talented Student Program has seen many great minds pass through its ranks. Here are some inspiring TSP graduates, who share how the TSP helped them in their diverse careers.


Monique Atkinson
Junior Medical Officer at
Westmead Hospital, Sydney

“Working as a doctor provides me with the opportunity to combine the critical thinking and problem solving I developed during my Bachelor of Science (Advanced) degree and the TSP, with working in a range of settings amongst a wide variety of people. It is a privilege to be able to work with patients when they are unwell, applying the knowledge I learnt during the long years of study and seeing it pay off as they are discharged from the hospital.”

“My Science degree taught me to continually question why things are the way they are, rather than just accepting them at face value. Consequently I feel that my completion of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) and TSP has enriched my medical studies. I feel that the deeper understanding of basic scientific concepts, and the ability to critically appraise scientific research papers, which I developed with the TSP, has improved how I currently practice in my day-to-day life as a doctor.”