I am a 3rd year postgraduate student at the University of Melbourne, with an interest in pursuing a career in internal medicine, as well as clinical research and medical education. During my undergraduate degree I had the opportunity to become involved in the peer assisted study session program, run for undergraduate science students at the University of Queensland. After having participated as both a student and a tutor, I took up a position as an assistant program coordinator for twelve months before starting my medical training. With this background, I took on the role of education officer in our medical student society and alongside some of my colleagues have organised a peer tutorial program within the University of Melbourne MD program. My research focuses on the effectiveness of a peer tutoring program as a supplement to pre-clinical medical education, and the motivations of students and volunteer tutors for becoming involved in peer tutoring.