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Thoughts and perceptions of a medical student far from home

Shoaib Shaikh


I am studying for my M. D. degree here in Pecs, Hungary. Currently I am in my fourth year of medical training and over the years I have learnt and seen a lot about the medical profession. Medicine is probably one of the most noble professions. Medical practitioners are considered amongst the most honourable individuals, not only in our culture but in all societies around the world. Terms like humanity, compassion, service to the sick and most importantly morality are intrinsically attached to doctors. These are just a few of the ideals, other than obligations to the family, which propel a student to take up medicine. The medical profession is undoubtedly the most demanding fields in terms of time and effort.

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