Ms Cheuk Shan (Kate) Choi - 2022

I’m a medical student at the University of Melbourne. I’m honoured to be part of the team at the Department of Surgery at Western Health. Currently, I’m undertaking a research project under the guidance and supervision of A/Prof Justin Yeung. My project explores the relationship between Computed Tomography assisted body composition and chemotherapy dosing in colorectal cancer patients.

Balancing medical school and research commitment is challenging. However, I have been encouraged to be at my own pace and was well-supported by A/Prof Justin Yeung throughout my project. A/Prof Justin Yeung has also motivated me to explore my interest in surgery and has always provided me with constructive feedback and helpful resources. There are various learning opportunities, and the phenomenal team is full of exciting projects in which I was invited to participate. This positive learning experience and collaborative environment have equipped me with valuable skills to become a future clinician-researcher.

I’m excited to continue my journey to complete my research project, and I’m beyond thankful for my wonderful experience with the Department of Surgery team at Western Health.