Time to introduce you to Noor, my partner in crime.
We study a lot together because we have the same study technique. Having a good study partner really makes a difference.
Name = Noor Abdulkarim.
Age = 21.
Country of Origin = Siria.
Languages = Arabic, English and Turkish.
Favourite Restaurant in Gdansk = Thai Thai.
Zodiac sign = Cancer.
1 – What motivated you to study medicine?
I have always wanting to become a doctor ever since I was a kid and my parents support motivated me to study medicine.
2 – Why did you choose Gdansk?
I applied to several universities but Gdansk was the first one that accepted me. So I just continued with the procedures and got in.
3 – What do you like the most about the city? Is there anything you would like to see improved?
What I like most about the city is the easy access and availability of stuff. I would love if Polish people were better at communicating with foreigners.
4 – Have you studied anything else before you started medicine?
I did not have any other major before starting here.
5 – What are the things you wish you knew before medical school?
I wish I had a better foundation of studies before starting.
6 – What was your favourite subject so far? What about your least favourite? Why?
My favourite subject so far was anatomy. It was a very challenging subject.
Biostatistics was the least favourite. It did not make any sense in my head.
7 – What is the hardest thing about being a medical student?
Time management and dealing with constant stress all the time are the hardest things about being a medical student.
8 – What is the number one tip you would give to a freshman?
The number one tip I would give to any freshman is to always study and not give up when it gets rough.
9 – What do you usually do during your study breaks in order to relax?
I usually listened to music in my study breaks.
10 – Have you thought of any specialities that might interest you?
Surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology.
11 – Complete the sentence. I would not have survived the first two years of medical school without… my friends in Gdansk. They became a second family to me.
12 – Which disease would you choose to eradicate today?
I would love to eradicate cancer.
13 – Which superpower would you like to have?
An extremely powerful memory would a great superpower. Then I would read things once and have them stuck in my head forever.
14 – Which holiday destination is at the top of your list?
15 – Do you have any dream you would like to share with the rest of us?
I am already fulfilling my dream by studying medicine.