Julia De Groot has been accepted into UQ to study medicine.
Julia De Groot has been accepted into UQ to study medicine. Brendan Bufi

Just what the future doctor ordered

ALL the hard work has paid off for Julia De Groot, after she was accepted into the University of Queensland to study medicine with a $9000 scholarship.

She was one of hundreds of Fraser Coast students who discovered yesterday whether they had been accepted into their first choice of universities, with the release of QTAC results.

The 17-year-old, who graduated from Urangan State High School, will head to Brisbane in March when the uni term begins.

"I've worked really hard for this," Ms De Groot said after receiving the news yesterday.

"During the last two years of school, I used to drive to work an hour early to study and do more studying during my lunch hour so it's good to know that it's all worth it."

Ms De Groot will spend seven years at UQ studying for a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with the hopes of working as a doctor or a medical researcher in the future.

"I like the idea of science and health and want to learn more about it and work in different places around the world," she said.

The former school band leader said she applied to three universities but UQ was her top choice.

"I've been to the campus and I like it. My friend lives in Brisbane and she rents a house so she's got a spare room for me to stay.

"It is a scary journey being independent and having to pay the bills but I'm so excited."