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Why do we celebrate Black History Month?

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Every year, Black History Month is celebrated to commemorate the history, accomplishments, and contributions of black people. It is a way of reflecting on the diverse histories of those from African and Caribbean descent, from developments in social and political history to those in healthcare and other sectors.

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Life as a Medic

Dr Yashoda Singh: Why I Quit Surgery

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My background story:

I was born in South Africa and I am a 5th generation South African! When I was 4 years old, my family moved to Canada, we moved around a few times across the country starting off in a remote town in Newfoundland and eventually ended up in the Greater Toronto Area where I attended middle and high school.

I knew I wanted to go into medicine very early on, (more…)

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Life as a Medic

Dr Aima Giwa-Amu: Day in the life of an Emergency Medic

Reading Time: 6 minutesDr. Aima, currently pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine in Dublin, is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Fun fact- She worked as a medic on the Emmy award-winning “Dr. Oz show”!   How cool is that? 

In this article, she gives us a glimpse into what everyday life as a medic in the Emergency Department is like for her. From a typical morning waking up at 6.30 am, to hospital rounds, on- calls, studying, leisure, her water bottle (Lol!), losing a patient, why she loves Chimamanda Adichie, Fenty beauty and so much more!  (more…)

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Life as a Medic

Dr Chinedum Arize: Struggles of a Trainee Surgeon

Reading Time: 4 minutesDr Arize is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, currently pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery in the UK and Ireland. In this article he gives us a glimpse into the challenging everyday life of an Orthopaedic Surgeon working in the National Pelvic and Acetabular Centre for the Republic of Ireland. (more…)

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Life as a Medic

Clara Ali Ghalib’s Life As a Medic

Reading Time: 4 minutesClara, a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, is a Pharmacist, a Personal Trainer, as well as a certified Sports Nutritionist. She is from Kurdistan and currently lives and works in Ireland. She is also the CEO and Founder of CALI FIT, a Personal training and Sports nutrition service that provides women from across Europe, U.S., Africa and the Middle East with holistic health coaching. In this article, she gives us a glimpse into what life as a pharmacist working in a large teaching hospital in Ireland is like. She also tells us a bit more about her company. (more…)

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Meet Dr. Houriya Kazim

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She’s a Breast Surgeon & the first female Surgeon in the UAE. She made the word “Breast” more acceptable.

“Ignore the noise. Know for yourself what you really want to do and why you want to do it and then prioritize that. Yes, there is going to be give and take, but everything is possible.”
– Dr. Houriya Kazim

In this article, she shares what inspired her to pursue a career in medicine, challenges and stereotypes she had to overcome on becoming the first female surgeon in the UAE, starting a family, and so much more.

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Life as a Medic

Dr Zahraa’s life as a Medic

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Dr. Zahraa Akbar, currently pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Kuwait is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and also holds a Masters Degree in Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception from the University of Dundee

In this article, she gives us a glimpse into what everyday life as a medic is for her. From a typical morning waking up at 6 am, to hospital rounds and on- calls, to leisure, volunteering and how she unwinds at the end of each day. (more…)

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