Year 11 & 12 Students Medical Career support

Dear Year 11 and 12 Students

Are you considering Medicine as a uni course or career?

The Sydney High School Old Boys Union is continually looking for ways to support current students as they transition from school to university.

We are delighted to offer students and their parents a unique opportunity to gain insight into preparation for your interview and to learn more about Medicine as a university course and career.

Dr Damitha Fonseka (Class of 2005 and School Captain, pictured) will lead a session in the Great Hall from 5pm to 6.30pm on 14 November for Year 11 and 12 students.

Dr Damitha Fonseka
Dr Damitha Fonseka

To be eligible you must be on the Student Life Member program of the Old Boys Union or be a full financial member. You can find details about membership here. Alternatively, you can pay for one year – a cost of $69.00– or $414.00, which entitles you to Life Membership.

The event will give students applying for or considering a career or university course in Medicine an insight into the UMAT process and the career options available as a medical practitioner.

If you are an OBU Member, register now by completing this form:

UMAT Session

UMAT Session

About Dr Fonseka

After leaving Sydney Boys High School in 2005 Dr Fonseka attended UNSW and completed a six year medical degree before working at Coffs Harbour, Westmead, Blacktown, Auburn and now Liverpool Hospitals. He is currently undertaking further studies in anaesthesia.

After presenting at the recent High Achievers evening Dr Fonseka was approached by a number of students at the event who quizzed him further on his career.

“I sensed that there were a large number of SHS students interested in applying for Medicine. The process for applying for Medicine is unique and I feel I can help students prepare for their interview and give them some insight into the options available within Medicine. I’m looking to sharing what I know with the students,” he said.

For further information please contact mentorship@shsobu.org.au or president@shsobu.org.au or call 02 9712 7888.