Currently in her second year of Medicine at Bond University, Dania Khawaja (Class of 2016), addressed an Academy Assembly today on how an education at QAHS in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has helped her in life and tertiary study.
Dania shared many learnings from her time at QAHS which have transferred well to University:
- The time management that is developed in the IB core CAS Program,
- The note taking and study skills taught by QAHS teachers and honed in the preparation for IB exams,
- The motivation from pursuing a love of learning, yet being prepared to work on areas requiring strengthening.
As a young medical student who is already publishing research papers in her future field of specialisation, Dania encouraged Academy students to seize the opportunities presented during their three years at QAHS. “Saying ‘yes’ to opportunity can lead you to a path that you never thought possible.” Dania aspires to be a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the field of regenerative medicine, with special interests in face and hand transplantation. To pursue her career, she is a surgical assistant in an inner-city hospital for a specialist Plastic Surgeon, whilst simultaneously undertaking research and writing articles for journals regarding new reconstructive flap techniques and implementing revolutionized pathology for greater surgical care. She is also an international representative on the Association of Women Surgeons.
Dania expressed her gratitude to all teachers and staff who made her time here at QAHS the best possible experience she could ever imagine.
Mrs Vanessa Rebgetz