Wern Cher Khor
Wern completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Physiology, then went on to study a Doctor of Physiotherapy.
I count myself incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to complete two degrees at the University of Melbourne.
In terms of student life, UniMelb has a thriving student community and student union. From weekly BBQs and bands, free breakfasts and yoga lessons, to welfare support and the 'free pantry' open to students in need, it truly feels like UniMelb has a student union that strives to look out for their fellow students.
I have always had a keen interest in physiology, anatomy and biomechanics. I knew I wanted to work closely with people as opposed to working solo in a lab. After positive personal experiences with physiotherapists after a dance injury, I knew that Physiotherapy would be a great way for me to pursue a career that correlated with my interests and ambitions.
The highlights of my undergraduate studies were the breadth subjects in Gender Studies that I took, as well as my involvement with the UMSU Queer Department and Wom*ns Department. They broadened my horizons and gave me a deeper understanding on the psycho-social aspects of person-hood that will undoubtedly be important in my future as a healthcare practitioner.