Burhanuddin Hamza

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My dream always was to become a doctor. If you asked me why, I dont think I would have had a proper answer back then. Seeing Doctors in action made me want to be in their shoes someday.

But today, after 6 years of medical school and halfway through my internship,I’ve actually figured out what fascinated me and drove me into doing what I've done. It's simply to experience the adrenaline rush you get helping someone in need during a critical period and most importantly the feeling you get when you’ve saved the patients life. No bank on earth could buy the feeling that we get. In Sri Lanka, Doctors are second to god and thus it becomes a big responsibility for us to do our very best for the betterment of the patient.

That being said, Medicine is all about the basics and applying those basics in clinical settings and that basic is something sufficiently provided at Vitebsk State Medical University.

What I value most about VSMU is that it did not just give me a title as a Dr but it taught me core values of leadership , diplomacy, patience, empathy and so much more.

For me specially, Facultative surgery , Topographic Anatomy and Operative surgery were my favorite subjects which made me realize what I wanted to pursue in the future.

We had an amazing academic panel with the likes of Professor Generelov, Dr Gedzade Gela, Professor Ludmila, Dr Sharakova , Professor Juruleva,Dr Olga Matyushenko, Professor Radetskaya and so many more who I will always be in debt to for all the teachings they’ve provided.

The deans office staff have played the most vital role in making sure we felt that VSMU was a home away from home. So to the likes of Faina Ivanovna, Natalya Vladimirovna, Natalya Vladimirovna, Maya Ivanovna , Mariya Aleksevna, Magarita Yurivna. , Natalya Nikolayvna, Tatyana Yergiyevna thank you for giving me a second home.

I value the rules on attendance, punctuality, daily assessments and controls that helped a procrastinating person like me to get through the toughest of times.

I’ve met people at Belarus who have completely changed my life in a way that has moulded me into the person I am today.

I am grateful that I got through all my exams back at home and commenced my internship as soon as possible. The style of exams are different from country to country but the core material of each subject is the same and thus it doesn’t in any way have a negative impact on our performance at the Lankan exams. Since most of our Belarusian exams are Viva oriented it had in fact helped us with the Part B exams. The guidelines can be different but at the end of the day it all comes down to managing a patient to the best of our abilities.

At the moment I’m at Base Hospital Balapitiya doing my Internship on
Medicine and Surgery.
Hopefully I will come and visit my Alma
Mater soon.

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