Dr Chloe Yap

Dr Chloe Yap graduated with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) as a University Medallist with a GPA of 6.85 in 2022. In addition, Dr Yap completed a Doctor of Philosophy (’22), combined with the MD program and a Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership (Medical Leadership Program) in 2020.

Dr Yap’s achievements have been recognised through multiple commendations and awards including a Fulbright Future Scholarship (University of California Los Angeles), CSL Florey Next Generation Award, International Society for Autism Research Early Career Investigator Award, Queensland Women in STEM Prize, Yuen Family Excellence in Medical Research Scholarship, Mater Research Institute HDR Prize, Ralph Doherty Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Contribution to Community, William Nathaniel Robertson Scholarship, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Women’s Health Prize, and Dean’s Award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Theses.

She created Charting Med, a medical education website to help fellow students and has regularly volunteered as a peer tutor with the UQ Medical Society. She is also a passionate advocate of the arts, performing in multiple orchestras including in the Australian Medical Student’s Orchestra, National University of Singapore Orchestra and as Principal cellist in the Queensland Youth Symphony.

What’s a surprising or fun fact about you?

“I love walking – ideally of the hiking variety, but any will do. It’s free exercise, transport/exploration, and a mental boost (st)rolled into one. I have been told that I might take this too far at times … my “walkability” radius is 1 to 1.5 hours, which can lead to disagreements when other people’s legs are on the line!”


UQ Graduate of the Year (created by Alumni Friends)
Graduate of the year for exceptional academic achievement and contributions to the community.


Bachelor of Science
Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy