Hello, my name is Dimitra Delidimitriou and i live in Canada for the last 6 years. I am a doctor from Greece and i am trying to get my licence here in Canada, but unfortunately it is too expensive for me. i have already graduated from York university, from the Health Studies Department, and now i am trying to get to the medical school.
On October 12th, 2011, we came to Toronto, my husband, my son and myself, hoping that there is a new life opportunity here for us. My husband is a Canadian citizen, and he hoped that he could start working as an IT, the same job he has as back home. The fact is, that the reality was much harder than we expected. We started to work in several jobs, restaurants, cleaning companies, fast-food places, constructions and many many more till he was able to get his certification that he can work as an IT here in Canada. I knew that my way to the hospital was way more far than his, so i waited until at least he had a decent and well-payed job.
Life though had other plans. My husband, got sick from a virus and that virus damaged his heart. He is now suffering from congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. He is current an activate candidate for heart transplant, but because he is forty years old, doctors trying to "buy" some extra time for him with treatments, rehabilitation and low risk procedures.
By me being the only provider now and the cost of his medications struggling us every month, it is really hard to accomplish my dream: take finally my licence in Canada.
I applied at York University, Health Studies, and i graduated last summer (2017) with honors. I also work as a medical assistant for the past 4 years, in a medical office in Toronto but i can't work full there because of the school. In order to increase my income, i work at night as a cleaner, and weekends as a part timer in a catering company. As you can understand all this is exhausting. Now, i have to take my MCAT exams in January, and i can't afford loose another year because i am overworking. I want finally to get into the medical school and start working here. I know that i can help. I worked many years with children and i also was in doctor's without borders for four years in my late 20s. Please help me to achieve this goal so i can help people and also help my family, because as i mentioned before, our survival here depends only on me.
Thank you in advance,
Regards, Dimitra Delidimitriou