Applied Medical Science Honours at Westmead continues to inspire

Event attendees mingle

On September 11, dozens of potential honours students gathered at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research  to meet scientists from across the precinct and discuss potential honours projects.

“The honours information nights here at Westmead continue to be extremely popular” said University of Sydney honours co-ordinator and researcher Professor Andrew Harman. “Students love the chance to meet professional scientists face-to-face and get insight into their potential future careers, while the supervisors find it truly inspiring to meet the next generation of ambitious scientific minds.”

Since the University of Sydney introduced dedicated support for honours in Applied Medical Science at Westmead in 2016, the program has attracted some of the brightest young minds to Westmead. Three of last year’s graduates were awarded the university medal for their outstanding research, including one who achieved the highest overall marks across the entire Faculty of Science. More recently, current honours candidate Victor Shen was selected for the young investigators session at last week’s Australia and New Zealand Nephrology Society annual scientific meeting. Competing against a field of PhD candidates, Victor ultimately won the overall Young Investigator Award. 

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