بعد خمسة اشهر من احتفالها بعيد ميلادها رسميا الفتاة الموريتانية التي شغلت مواقع التواصل قبل عامين بقفزها بالمظلة من ارتفاع عالي جدا تتخرج طبيبة عسكرية في فرنسا وفي مايلي نص مقابلتها مع صحيفة سينسيناتي
Mariam : One of the main reasons I was back in Cincinnati last week was for this, my graduation ceremony! 7 years in the making, I can finally call myself a Dr. #alhamdulillah ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As always, all praise and thanks belong to God, the most gracious and the most merciful. Who, through His infinite mercy, allowed me to achieve one of my life’s biggest dreams of becoming a doctor, graduating from one of the top Universities in the world, alhamdulillah. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve metaphorically cut my degree into 3rds and given one 3rd to my Mother who raised me to be hardworking and resilient, one 3rd to my Father who inspired me to reach for the stars, and one 3rd to my Brother Sisters and Friends without whose love and support I would have given up a long, long time ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s been a difficult yet rewarding journey, and I am already excited to see what the future holds in this new chapter!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mariam How did you decide that you wanted to study military medicine?
To start with, I grew up around a lot of military lovers and military, so was exposed to the career from a young age.
At school I really enjoyed science classes and worked really hard to keep my grades up.
At 16 I did some ‘work experience’ in the hospital for the first time and loved it! It was after this that I decided to build up my CV with the view to applying to medical school in a few years. I volunteered at a nursing home and gathered as much hospital experience as I could, and studied very hard for the medical entrance exams and interviews. In my hight school diploma I applied to ESA and, by the grace of God, got admission to Medical School in Lyon which was a dream come true alhamdulillah! ⠀⠀
As we know you were born here and from Mauritania and also you studied in Lyon why did u chose USA?
Sorry I haven’t to answer this
What do you love about Medicine and military?
I really enjoyed learning about the human body and studying health and disease. It’s been challenging for sure, but also extremely rewarding and insightful.
It’s also an honor to be in a career in which the general public trust you so much to share their life with you. (Even now, physicians are the no. 1 most trusted profession!) I also LOVE chatting to patients and building a relationship with them, and knowing that I can be a small part of helping them in whatever way is something that kept me going through medical school, about military I just feel that I born to be a military. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What advice do you have for people considering a career in Medicine? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The best advice I can give (at this stage!) is to make sure your heart is in the right place and that you’re starting this journey for the right reasons.
After 7 years of medical school and many experiences in RUSSIA GERMANY USA ENGLAND, I’ve learnt that it’s next to impossible to get through medical school if your heart’s not in it! Be prepared for a lot of exams, and late night studying.
Don’t go into medicine for money. Although it’s a financially stable career, there are many many more non-medics who will be making A LOT more money than doctors, at a younger age, and with far fewer exams to sit!