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MSNBC.com: Young doctors graduate in Somalia

Source: MSNBC.com: Young doctors graduate in Somalia

I just read this article on MSNBC (link above). It’s pretty crazy. And I thought medical school was hard for me. The article tells of 20 men and women who are the first medical school graduates in the country of Somalia in almost two decades.

The students literally risked their lives to attend medical school. One student recounts becoming trapped under crossfire almost seven times during his commutes to the university. Another two of their classmates were actually gunned down recently.

What a story of dedication. I don’t think I would have the will or the passion to attend medical school in those types of conditions.

I admire these people. I don’t know what motivated them. Maybe they all have a desire to help the thousands of Somalis that are in desperate need of healthcare. Maybe each person found their strength in different places. But they are now equipped to help fellow-countrymen in the war-torn country of Somalia.

  • hi jeff, thanks for visiting.

    Bout this entry, humm, what a great dedication.. I admire them so.
    Anyway, bisa bahasa Indonesia?

  • hi jeff, thanks for visiting.

    Bout this entry, humm, what a great dedication.. I admire them so.
    Anyway, bisa bahasa Indonesia?

  • A little.. I made it through your post.. it just took me a while to read it.

  • A little.. I made it through your post.. it just took me a while to read it.

  • Oh, okay. Nice to know you.

    *ps: i am not (yet) a MD. Just a 4th year medic. student.. hehehe

  • Oh, okay. Nice to know you.

    *ps: i am not (yet) a MD. Just a 4th year medic. student.. hehehe

  • FD

    Talk about determination, these fellas do have it. I could not imagine how they still went to school with 2 of their friends shot to death.
    Yes I do agree with you that perhaps each of them had tasted the bitterness of war and just had enough of it; thus the unshakable will to help their people.

  • FD

    Talk about determination, these fellas do have it. I could not imagine how they still went to school with 2 of their friends shot to death.
    Yes I do agree with you that perhaps each of them had tasted the bitterness of war and just had enough of it; thus the unshakable will to help their people.

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  • Nice blog site, I am a newer blogger and I was searching the web for ideas. I just thought I would leave a comment to say so.