Congratulations to Dr Sophie Walter (Alumna 2014) whose degrees in medicine have been conferred with Distinction and First-Class Honours from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She also received the Graham MacDonald Prize for First in Medicine at Prince of Wales Clinical School, the Australian Medical Association Prize, and a prize for research in immunological treatments undertaken during her medical course.
Sophie was School Captain and Dux of Masada College in 2014. After leaving Masada College, Sophie had a gap year in 2015 and went to Israel on the IBC (Israel By Choice) program and had a wide range of rewarding experiences including picking capsicums in the Arava and volunteering stints at the Ilanot school in Jerusalem for children with disabilities and at an Alzheimer’s Unit in Beer Sheva. That same year, she was appointed a Youth Ambassador representing Australia at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in The Philippines.
At present, Sophie is a Junior Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital. The role entails working in several departments over the course of the year. She is currently doing a term in the Emergency Department, having completed Urology and Respiratory Medicine terms.
“My medical degrees were both exhilarating and gruelling in equal measure. I am enjoying being part of health care teams that make such a positive impact on people’s lives. Long term I would like to specialise in a role that encompasses being both a clinician and an academic.” – Sophie Walter
A full interview with Dr Walter is coming up in our next Link Magazine.