Testimonial: Maximilian Mächler (Medical University)
Maximilian Mächler is studying Medicine at the Medical University Graz.
Why are you studying Medicine?
I am studying Medicine because I enjoy the interesting and demanding work within an interdisciplinary team, the constant contact with humans and the great selection of career opportunities. In addition, and I was able to experience this already by myself during internships, the honest thank of another human being is the biggest and most beautiful success.
How did you learn about this field of study?
Through the occupation of my parents I have consistent contact with the medical fields since my childhood. Through this, I was able to get insights into the good as well as the bad moments within this profession.
What do you especially like about your studies?
The diversity. You get insights into every field of the clinical and preclinical medicine and you can choose a specialization, which fits your interest best.
What makes your university unique?
Because my university is following a special curriculum you are in contact with the same colleagues for a longer period of time. Through this, I was able to make many good acquaintances and meet a few very good friends. In addition, a special form of colleagueship develops. People help and support each other and I am sure that this will continue after finishing our studies.
Who should study Medicine?
Everyone, who does not only see the occupation as doctor as a profession. Everyone, who is willing to work beyond the compulsory because it is his/her conviction. Everyone, who is able to take oneself back to help others.
Have you already taken classes/courses at other Styrian universities or participated in collaborative projects?
I did some sports classes, language courses and some other courses at other universities together with friends, who study other fields of study. In addition, together with colleagues I implemented the idea of a student congress (ISC Med Uni Graz), which intends to connect with other universities.
Why are so many young people drawn to Styria for their studies? What is so special about this university location?
The mixture between city and nature, between work and leisure, is a great plus which Graz has to offer.