Clinical Workshop Student Interview
Diploma of Paramedical Science
An interview with APC student Samantha Bates
Meet Sam Bates, a Diploma of Paramedical Science student at the Australian Paramedical College.
As a professional cricketer, Samantha reveals her reasons for studying the Diploma at the Australian Paramedical College.
Face-to-face clinical workshops
Although Sam lives in Hobart, she feels studying online and having access to face-to-face clinical workshops suited her lifestyle perfectly.
Here’s what Sam had to say about her reasons to study paramedicine.
“Hi, my name’s Sam. I’m from Hobart and I am doing the Diploma of Paramedical Science here at APC.
My job [as a professional cricketer] is quite hard and challenging at times to do something on the side, so it was just the perfect way for me to be able to start my career.
I moved to Canberra for about six years to play professional cricket, and currently just moved to Hobart to pursue my professional cricketing career there as well.
Definitely now I know I want to go to uni
Before coming here, I just wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do, but definitely now I know I want to go to uni. I want to do the degree (Bachelor of Paramedic Science) and I want to be a full paramedic by the end of it.
I think it’s really important for all athletes, female and male, to have something that’s gonna help them in life after their sporting career.
This was the perfect way for me to start getting there
So I think that’s why I try to put a big emphasis on knowing what I wanted to do and a way to do it, so this was the perfect way for me to start getting there.
I made the decision to play cricket because I only have a short time for that, whereas I can see now there’s a pathway that’s opened up for me to be a paramedic and to study that as well. So it took me awhile but eventually I can balance both.
If you’re ever wanting to study with APC, I would highly recommend it.
The trainers have been awesome.
Even if your final destination is university, I still recommend this Diploma just because it will prepare you.
Because at the end of the day, it’s a full-on degree. You don’t really know what’s coming, so it’s really good to prepare you for the uni life, really.”
To summarise Sam’s thoughts on study and her future life;
- “It was just the perfect way for me to be able to start my career”
- “Definitely now I know I want to go to uni”
- “The trainers have been awesome”
- “There’s a pathway that’s opened up for me to be a Paramedic”
- “I would highly recommend it”
- “It’s really good to prepare you for the uni life”
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