“Life was given to us thousands of years ago, what we have done to it?” Space conquest, moon exploration, advanced electronic devices, and baneful weapons. Why is it then, that more than 6000 years of progress on, we have not still found a cure for cancer or a cure-all for every ailment. Medicine proffers raveled questions, questions our way of thinking, and challenges the capability of helping others.
Learning how the body works; kinky coaction of hormones, development of an individual from a single cell; and then being able to practice this knowledge is the reason why I want to pursue medicine as a career. Besides, studying “Survival of the Sickest” by Dr. Moalem has made me aware that how certain diseases such as diabetes and sickle-cell anemia appeared in our ancestors to help them survive in harsh conditions.
I attended many medical talks and watched the medical lectures of Dr. Najeeb to gain medical knowledge. Work experience at Sundas Foundation, for the help of thalassemic patients and blood collection, added to my interest in the human liver and genetics. Every patient had his own challenges, especially how the hepatic problems are prevailing in our society. This teamwork and the cooperation with the doctors and nurses taught me how important are good communication skills, serenity, desire to take responsibility in the clinical environments. Contrarily, during a Neurology clinic, I realized the other side of being a medic. Many patients were diagnosed with the end-stage brain-tumor- the doctor cannot save everyone.
I am a villager, with unforgotten dreams. The only person from the family and the village to get such a tremendous opportunity. I have been selected for the Russian Government Scholarship for MD, and it only covers the tuition fee of the university. I and my family are unable to make several arrangements. So I need your help. I want to make an impact in the society. Participate in my struggle by giving the valuable amount.
I am working with a local organization which struggles for spreading health and educational awareness in the nearby villages and this has added to the empathy and leniency needed to think promptly and work under difficult circumstances.
I have become more aware of the demands of the role of a medic. I have strengthened my work ambitions- to work in such challenging and provocative field, qualities the Cuban medics possess. I trust I possess integrity and commitment to succeed in medicine and contribute wholly to the society.