Name: Krishna Bayley
Pursuit: To study Medicine
I have a strong desire to study medicine at university, but I had to make challenging decisions and cope with financial restrictions, and negative comments to get to this point. I am determined to reach my goal through managing my commitments, and by doing so be an inspiration to other rural students who face extra challenges to undertake further education and training.
When did you start?
In the last half of year 9 I started to think about medicine as a career – when I told my family, my Mum told me I wasn’t dedicated enough to my schoolwork. This was a big motivation for me to prove Mum wrong!
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
I think my biggest achievement was getting an ATAR (university entrance rank) of 97.70 – this was the highest ATAR for my school in several years. Also meeting the criteria to be able to study Medicine at Adelaide University.
What is your dream?
I love working with children, so would love to specialise as a paediatrician once I have finished my studies.
Who or what have inspired you?
Who's your hero?
No specific person – just anyone who is determined to succeed to reach their goal, especially when they have to overcome obstacles
Any other special talents?
I’m a good confidant – I am the ‘secret keeper’ for my friends!
Anything Top 40 or older - as long as it has a lively beat. Even Mum’s old 80’s music has some songs I like.
I love anything Disney! Frozen – or How to Train Your Dragon
Favourite TV Show?
Anything chocolate – gluten-free of course!
How the grant will help you/how will you use the money?
Firstly – replace my old laptop! This will help me with all those University assignments to come
Last words: Quote or Motto you live by?
In Year 3 I did a project on the Olympics – my chosen athlete was Stephanie Moorhouse. I still remember her quote “I’m going to put everything into this once in a lifetime opportunity”. Her words also seem relevant to my situation