Alicia Chinzah (India) graduated RSMU (Faculty of International Students, specialization “General Medicine”) in 2016 and went on with the residency program “Obstetrics and Gynecology” at the same university:

- My dream was to become a surgeon ever since I could remember but then I changed my career plans and chose to be an OB-GYN because it seemed to be a challenging career with many opportunities both personal and professional. I believed that my career would help me promote women’s health.

Being a resident at RSMU I developed clinical, surgical and counseling skills. There were sleepless nights, unexpected shifts and long hours but to hear a new born cry or a positive feedback of a senior colleague was worth it.

Nowadays I share my knowledge to the communities. I am interested in working with underprivileged people. I go to villages to conduct awareness campaigns on the importance of personal hygiene for young girls and women. Being able to provide communities with effective education and health care is a great opportunity.

My days at RSMU were great experience. I studied hard but was also able to enjoy taking activities that I would not normally do. Performing arts with friends and colleagues, learning from great coaches and travelling to different cities of Russia were some great memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

I would like to advise RSMU students to try their best, focus, look forward to the future. There will be times when you want to give up. But DON’T give up. No one can stop you unless you give up. Go and chase what you love. Pray and work hard. If I was able to do it, you will be able to do it too!