humansofny
@humansofny 1041 characters
13.06.2018 - 5 days ago
“I’m from a small country in Africa called Benin. I won the visa lottery to come here. I didn’t even know I was eligible. My brother entered my name and didn’t even tell me. I was studying to be a psychiatrist at the time. I assumed that I’d be able to continue with medical school. But when I arrived here, I found out that none of my credits would transfer. I had a choice: either go home and become a doctor, or start from the bottom. I didn’t speak any English. I didn’t have any money. But I knew if I could somehow make it here, my degree would be much more valuable. So I made the choice to stay. I began practicing English with my young nieces. The first thing I learned was: ‘I’m going to kick you.’ I got a job with a catering company and learned how to say ‘I’m here to deliver your food.’ I studied as many YouTube videos as I could during my free time. It’s been three years now. I’m almost finished with my bachelor’s degree. Just two classes left. At nights I work as a behavioral specialist in a mental health facility. I’m going to take the MCAT in September. My friends back home have all become doctors already, but I try not to think about them. I don’t want to lose my focus. I haven’t made it yet, but I’m making it.”
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@deenziee I used quotations because those were HIS words (allegedly) and the reason for HIS BAN. I didn't say the population was 100% Muslim, but are these countries not predominantly Muslim?
@bellamctaggart wait, I tagged you in this as well hey 🙈
You will get there brother
Consider joining the military & getting your medical school paid for via HPSP!
@surezad
Well done good decision medical practitioners who come to Australia from other countries have to resist and retrain for our standards you are already steps ahead of your friends as you have choice when you are finished and you will, stay focused and all the best
#respect
Stay focused! The hardest part is over
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Wow u are very inspiring! Good luck!!!