Aicee Calma and Alexandru Colibaba. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Aicee Calma and Alexandru Colibaba. Photo by Lannon Harley.

Bonding over a sharp scalpel

Love story

Aicee Calma, MChD ’15, and Alexandru Colibaba, MChD ’15, met on the first day of Med School and found a shared love in human anatomy classes. They spoke to Anna Flanagan.

How did you meet?

Aicee We met in February 2012 on the first day of Med School at an orientation BBQ. Alex was one of the first people I saw. We were in the same clinical and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) groups for pretty much the whole semester.

During that semester, we got an email from the Medical School asking if we wanted to volunteer to do some dissection in the lab and help prepare specimens. I rocked up on the day and realised it was just us two who had signed up.We both love human anatomy. We both did some teaching in our past lives before Med School so we found out that this is something we have in common as well. After the dissection sessions, we decided to go on – I wouldn’t have called them ‘dates’ at the time – more like ‘afternoon tea’ in Civic.

Neither of us had a car at the time. We'd just go for walks and have a pie or a tart and then walk back home, so it took the next four months before Alex asked me out.