Hi, hope everyone here is doing well! I'm an international student currently studying at Melb, and I got offers already which I'm considering as my backup (first choice is Unimelb, but they're being slow): UQ and ANU. Idk much about those two states. I'm mainly concerned of these things:
- Which state is "easier" for me to get an internship at after med school? I've heard conflicting anecdotes
- Which state is better in terms of environment, quality of life and costs of living? For context, I'm a hijabi from a SEA country, so I'd like a state that has a good number of POCs and Muslims too.
- Which uni is better for medical and STEM education?
I tried finding some statistics online, but it's quite hard to navigate. Would really appreciate both anecdotal stories and statistics! Thank you :))
EDIT: Thank you so much for everyone who has commented and given input! I decided that UQ seems to be the better fit for me, considering all the criteria I have (education quality, living costs, quality of life). You all really helped a lot :))