The Personal Advisor Network (PAN) is an integral part of the Medical Student Aspirations and Support Strategy 2021-2023 and provides targeted and individualised support for medical students to help foster a spirit of community and connectedness. Each student entering the Medicine Program is invited to join the PAN and be assigned a personal advisor, who plays a valuable role in guiding and shaping the experience of medical students.

The Personal Advisor Rural Network (PARN) is a subset of the PAN. The PARN has been established with the specific purpose of encouraging students with a rural perspective and supporting rural origin students or those interested in pursuing a medical career in rural and remote communities.

Testimonials from students

My personal advisor is a wonderful reassuring mentor, who is willing to listen and give advice freely. She is always ready to hear from your perspective, and goes an extra step to make you feel at home. She is someone whose qualities I admire, and she is a joy to speak to.
- Year 1 MD student, 2019

My personal advisor has shared a lot of his personal experience and advice on how to manage the stress and workload. He has also generously shared some resources which he used while he was still in medical school.
- Year 1 MD student, 2019