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Brigitte Fischer

4 Carmody Court Yaroomba, QLD 4573


Phone: 5446 1149 or 0409 272 778 e-Mail: brigitte.fischer@griffithuni.edu.au

Academic Merit

2012 present

n I graduated in 2012 from Matthew Flinders Anglican College with an OP1/ATAR 99.60.
n I received Academic Excellence Honours and Academic Endeavour Honours based on my Year 12 results.
n In 2012, I was awarded the top student of Biology, Geography, and Physical Education.
n I was the recipient of the Scholars Award for the Love of Learning Award at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, recognising

my enthusiasm for learning.


n In 2012, I was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award, which recognises the demonstration of values that are consistent with

the Olympic Movement through sport.


n Current GPA of 7.0 in Bachelor of Medical Science at Griffith University
n 2014 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

Community Involvement and Volunteer Work


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Four-Week Hospital Placement in Northern Thailand
October 2013
In October 2013, I spent a month in Northern Thailand on a pre-medical hospital placement where I worked full-time in local
health centres and clinics to gain experience in a hospital setting and exposure to specialties including family medicine, aged
care, palliative care, general surgery, obstetrics, orthopaedics and emergency medicine.
On the weekends, I volunteered in two local orphanages and was part of a team that visited a high-care home for severely
disabled children who had been abandoned, where we helped with their physical therapy. I also visited a large government
orphanage where I helped teach the children English.
This was an extremely humbling experience and exposed me to the cultural implications of medical practice, the resource and
infrastructural challenges of rural and remote medicine, and the universality of patient-centred delivery of medical care.

Work Experience with Dr. Lee Brown at Kawana Private Hospital
2013
Throughout 2013, I was fortunate enough to observe Dr. Lee Brown, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, perform numerous
skin cancer removals and other cosmetic surgeries at Kawana Hospital on the Sunshine Coast.
I gained invaluable exposure to, and appreciation of, the collaborative nature of Medicine during my time with Dr. Brown.

Volunteer at Mt Coolum Aged Care Facility
November 2013 - February 2014
I was a volunteer at Mt Coolum Aged Care facility for four-months where I prepared, organised, and facilitated weekly trivia
afternoons for residents of the facility who were suffering from dementia and other degenerative conditions.
This experience was extremely enjoyable, albeit challenging, and drastically improved my communication skills as I needed to
cater to the cognitive and social capabilities of each of the residents.
My time at the aged care facility and the interactions I had with the staff and residents there improved my emotional acuity
and ability to empathise with circumstances and events to which I had been previously unexposed.


Addisons Awareness Event
November 2014
n I spoke at the annual Addisons Awareness Meeting outlining some of the emerging therapies for Addisons Disease.
n This was an extremely valuable opportunity and allowed me to explore my fascination with the mechanisms of the
pathophysiology of Addisons Disease in a clinical and patient-driven context.

Leadership Positions

Matthew Flinders Anglican College


2012
n During my final year of schooling at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, I was elected Prefect, House Captain, Cross Country
Captain, and Athletics Captain.
n These opportunities strengthened my skills in working collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal, and in conflict
resolution when discrepancies in values or viewpoints arise. This invariably occurs in large groups but acknowledging that
differences in ideas are inevitable is central in facilitating harmoniously resolutions.


School/University Involvement

2012 present

n As a Prefect and House Captain at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, I was responsible for the organisation and running of
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numerous charity and school based events.


Recipient of a Co-Curricular Scholarship at Matthew Flinders Anglican College from 2009-2012.
I was a member of the school Athletics and Cross Country team from 2008-2012, where I was able to qualify for numerous
State and National Championships as a representative of Matthew Flinders Anglican College. As a representative of Matthew
Flinders Anglican College, I was State Cross Country Champion in 2010 and National Triathlon Champion in 2009, 2010, and
2011 for my age.
Member of Hope for Health at Griffith University
Member of Surgia (Surgical Interest Society) at Griffith University
Member of Griffith Honours College
Participant in Griffiths Social Beach Volleyball Competition
Student Mentor for First Year Medical Science Students at Griffith University

Employment History

December 2012 - February 2014

n Retail Assistant at Allez Sport Mooloolaba

o I am proficient at word processing


o I am a competent user of the POS retail system
n Private Tutor in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and English
o I have a demonstrated ability to articulate difficult concepts in a clear and logical way
o I am an approachable and personable individual who is committed to working collaboratively with people to
achieve common goals

Key Skills

n A continually strengthening motivation to be better and dedication to embody the dogma of lifelong learning that underpins

medical education and practice


n Proficiency at the use of Microsoft Office and both Windows and iOS computing platforms
n Effective, appropriate and personable communication skills
n Competencies in providing first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation through successful completion of the courses
HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 facilitated by First Aid Accident and Emergency

Referees

n Dr. Lee Brown, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Coastal Plastic Surgery
n Dr. Andrew Pearson

Ph. 5437 9333


Email: a.pearson@griffith.edu.au