Stint spurs Sid’s passion


Sid Sriram relaxes at home as he waits for his university offer this week. Picture: JAMES ROSS

A BULLEEN teen who has dreamt of life as a paediatrician ever since he did work experience at the Royal Children’s Hospital will be one step closer to his dream this week.

Sid Sriram, who finished Year 12 at Ivanhoe Grammar last year with an ATAR of 99.40, is hoping to be accepted into medicine when tertiary offers are released Tuesday.

But if his first preference doesn’t work out, he’ll take up biomedicine with a plan to switch to medicine later.

“I did work experience at the Royal Children’s Hospital in year 10 and I’ve wanted to be a paediatrician ever since,” he said.

“I’m very confident that I’ll qualify for biomedicine but medicine itself has a few other factors like sitting an interview and putting forward an application.”

Sid, 18, said he was “over the moon” with his VCE results and was taking a couple of weeks off before uni.