Hello there, my name is Rebeca Sabbagh and I want to express why I´m rasing this money for.
I´m rasing $7,000 US dlls in order to have a chance to do the well known STEPS/USMLE to be able to do my residency in Ob&Gyn in the USA.
I just graduated from Med School with honorific mention, and my boards with outstanding mention; right now I´m in my social service year and I´m doing several research lines about morbility and mortality in preeclampsia and severe postpartum hemorrhage in one of the most prestigious Institutes in Latinamerica the "Perinatologia National Institute".
Even though, I love my country and recognize the huge breakthough in medicine that it´s been going on for the last few decades; I do believe that I could learn much better new tecniques in the USA; Now, why I choose Ob&Gyn as a specialty? Besides the greatness and the whole in one specialty that it is; I choose it because during my intern year, I noticed that even though we are in 2020 we still dealing with maternal mortality; the mortality rate in preclampsia and postpartum hemorrage is mid-low, however the morbility is increasing due the chronic diseases pandemic that we are dealing with right now, and within a few years or decades, maternal dead it´s going to be yet again an international health problem if we can´t aim to lower those numbers. That to be said, there are new tecniques and treatments to be learned, new approches in this area to be research and taught. It is a specialty that from where you are, you can contribute to make better medicine in all aspects.
Now why USA? Well...I lived in the United States for almost 5 years before I came back to Mexico, and with that background I know for sure that is the country where I can learn and fine-tune my surgical techniques to the highest level, it is the place where I can reach my full potential without having to deal with the struggles that here in my country residents have every day, that eventually lead to a unfinish residency or a bad specialist.... and why not?, along that, to be able to have a better life and a most bright future.
I´m aiming to do the Match in March of 2022, I´m starting the process in October of this current year and keep doing the next steps and aplications process during 2021.
Now here below I put some of the costs, I´m aiming for $7,000 becuase I dont know next year how much the cost is going to increse.
STEP 1 cost $800dlls
STEP 2 (part 1) $ 800 dlls
STEP 2 (part 2) $1,300 dlls
Flights and expenses for STEP 2 (part 2) I have to go to a specific hospital to be tested in practical skills: $1,000 dlls
Aplications + Shipments, Transcripts: $900 dlls
Live interviews (flights, expenses, etc...): $2,000dlls
Any contribution will make the difference to me.
Thanks so much