Allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Abdelaziz Abdelaal, a 25-year-old medical student at Tanta School of Medicine, Egypt. Currently, I am doing my sixth and final bachelor year. I am also a core member and a research instructor in Online Research Club (ORC), which is a multinational online research-teaching group. During the past 3 years, I have had 4 research publications in international journals and 6 conference papers.
Here are some of my publications:
1- Management and outcomes of gastrointestinal congenital anomalies in low, middle and high income countries: protocol for a multicentre, international, prospective cohort study
2- A commentary on the medicinal use of marijuana
3- Incidence of Infection-related mortality in cancer patients: Trend and survival analysis.
4- Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy
5-Title: Deaths Of Emerging And Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases Outbreaks, Epidemics, And Pandemics In The Last 10 Years: A Systematic Review
6- Surgical site infection after gastrointestinal surgery in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: A prospective, international, multicentre cohort study
7-Speech efficacy, safety and factors affecting lifetime of voice prostheses in patients with laryngeal cancer: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
On account of family issues, I had to find myself a job and live financially independent early enough; however, I managed to keep scoring good marks along my tough med school journey, besides the achievements in my research activities as well. Consequently, I had to abdicate time of my social life.
Finally, I felt that luck has smiled when I received the acceptance mail from Harvard Medical School to take part in the Global Clinical Scholar Research Training (GCSRT) since it has always been one of my life dreams to join this esteemed institution. Now, I have got the chance, with your help, to pursue my dreams of becoming a clinical researcher. Again, I was awarded a partial Scholarship of 50% from the Dubai-Harvard Foundation for Medical Research covering the course fees which is 14.900$. Unfortunately, the remaining 50%, as well as the travel expenses, are not affordable.
Your generous contributions will not only help an enthusiast student reach his dreams, but it will also allow him to become a changing point in the lives of many students back home who could not have the chance to enroll in such a program due to limited resources. I will do my best to share all of my experiences in the Harvard program with my colleagues back home.
That being said, your contribution is not only about fulfilling a dream of joining a study opportunity, But It’s also about changing someone’s life for better.