Students describe inspiration to enter medical profession
By Shabnam Bashiri A young woman inspired by the doctors that treated two dying relatives is among the first intake of trainee medics at the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU).
Fifty-six medical students took the Hippocratic oath this week and donned their white coats at the start of a six-year journey to become doctors.
Among the class of 2022 was Ameera Al Ghafri, a 17-year-old Emirati, who said she felt compelled to study medicine after watching the treatment her relatives received.
She said: “I’ve had a couple of family members in my life who have passed away recently.
“We spent a lot of time with them in the hospital.
“One of my family members had lung cancer and she was at the final stage.
“She could not talk. And every time we asked her to try to say our name or say hello she would not say anything. She would only talk to the doctor.
“I want to be that person who people can trust and people can talk to.”
Among her classmates is Maryam Essa Al Obeidli, 18, also Emirati, who said she was a sickly child, often in and out of hospital.
She said: “I’ve always been fascinated by medicine and it was because of my paediatrician.
“I used to get sick a lot when I was a kid, and I needed injections for throat infections like An Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney made an emergency landing after returning to the UAE airport on Tuesday, Abu Dhabi Airports and the airline confirmed. Etihad issued a statement confirming that emergency measures were taken after one of the aircraft’s engines failed. A spokesperson said: “Etihad Airways flight EY450 to Sydney returned to Abu Dhabi shortly after take-off following the failure of tonsillitis all the time. I only trusted him. “And he inspired me to become a doctor.” Maryam wants to eventually become an oncologist, specialising in cancer treatment. Thannon Alsaeed, 17, an Iraqi who grew up in the UAE, (pictured left), is following almost all of the men in his family into the industry. With six uncles in the medical profession, he was exposed to the field from a young age. He said he is also glued to programmes like Grey’s Anatomy and often visits hospitals to gain an insight. He added: “This gave me a huge insight about what being a doctor is and the more I grew older the more I realised this is what I want to do.” one of the aircraft’s engines. The pilots and cabin crew carried out the emergency procedures before landing which they
practice regularly during routine training details. The crew are to be commended for their calm professionalism, The students are enrolled on the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses. MBRU only opened its doors this year and the students are the first enrolled on the courses. Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Dean of the College of Medicine, urged the students to “realise their new status and admit themselves to excellency”. He said: “You are most privileged by being in a profession that allows you to touch the lives of people.” He also told the class of 2022 sitting before him: “With your privilege comes responsibility.” which ensured a safe outcome for all our guests. The aircraft is undergoing corrective maintenance action and an alternative aircraft operated the new service. “Accommodation was arranged for the 329 passengers who were re-booked onto later flights.” An Abu Dhabi Airports statement added: “Operations were stopped for a short time while the southern runway was inspected for debris, resulting in one flight being diverted to Sharjah airport and one to Al Bateen Executive Airport. Operations resumed at 12.50pm.” A mechanic attacked his roommate with a metal bar after the man tore his favourite plant out of the ground, a court has heard. The Bangladeshi, 36, has gone on trial accused of assault over the incident, during which the finger of the Indian roommate, 39, was broken. Dubai Court of First Instance heard the incident unfolded on June 16 of last year. Prosecutors said the victim, a car wash attendant, returned to his accommodation in Al Rashidiya and tore out the small tree that his flatmate treasured. He gave no reason for doing so. The victim testified: “I removed the tree and my roommate arrived and hit me on the palm on my left hand with a metal bar. My hand was badly injured.” The suspect admitted to the attack but told Judge Fahad Al Shamsi no weapon was used. A verdict will be issued next month.