My name is Robert and I grew up near Brighton in the UK. My family frequently travelled to Poland when I was younger. I always loved holidays in Gdańsk and spending long weekends in Warsaw. Funny enough, we never made it to Lublin, but six years ago I started medical school at the University of Lublin. I’m now in my final year of study.
When I learned of the wait time to get into a UK medical school, I was afraid my dream of becoming a doctor would remain just that. I certainly didn’t think to look into studying medicine abroad and maybe going to medical school in one of the most historical cities in Europe.
One of my mates suggested a pre-med course and I decided to find out more. It was the only logical decision to be made. After the course, I knew I was fully prepared for the entrance exams at any of the European schools that offered English language programs. But I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go. Poland drew me back, but I knew a large city like Warsaw was out of the question. I wanted to be somewhere smaller, with a tangible uni vibe. So, I chose to go to the University of Lublin.
As I am gearing to finish my final year, I can certainly say that my studies have been incredibly rewarding. In the last year, I have been able to get more acquainted with the social aspects of being a doctor by meeting and working with actual patients. I’m not quite sure whether I want to stay here or go back to the UK. But I do know that wherever I go, I will have a rewarding career caring for patients.