On Tuesday, 4th April, 2017, a Study Experience Sharing Meeting was held for International Students in room B303 of Main Building at 7 pm.
Speakers included Ajimakin Adeboriota Folasade from 2015 batch, Sanzira Nusrat from 2014 batch, Samira Afrin from 2013 batch and Ajay Jaiswel from 2012 batch.
In attendance were Madam Susan, 2016 batch students and 2017 Pre-Med students. This event was meant to guide first year students and Pre-Med students in their studies and daily life by using the experiences of excellent senior students.
The first to speak was Ajimakin (Lola) and her speech was based on very cardinal points. She pointed out how paramount it is to know what one’s motivation is: this could be one’s parents or himself. This gives a good head start. Anticipating, Reviewing/Highlighting, Practice, Organization were also part of her talk. Everyone was encouraged to make a study plan and stick to it.
Sanzira Nusrat was the second to speak and her highlight on Chinese learning was very remarkable. It was made clear just how important Chinese language is not just for us to pass HSK 4 exam but also in opening a whole new world to us. Learning and being able to use Chinese Language also makes one’s CV competitive when seeking a job. We were encouraged to be more pro-active and use our opportunity here in China to the maximum. A website was cited to help in Chinese learning: www.mdbg.net
We were all challenged to remember what our goal really is as Medical Students: that is to be a good Medical Doctor in future. Being a good doctor is not only about having good grades as there is more to it. This is what Samira Afrin brought to light. She encouraged students present to be optimistic and embrace China even in things like food. The need to learn our Chinese well also came to light as this will be of great help when we start learning in the hospital around 4th and 5th year of our course.
Screening tests are yet another thing we need to deal with to become licensed doctors. Ajay Jaiswal took this up by telling everyone how important it is that we assimilate the courses we take. This is so because certain courses are related to each other and a poor foundation can cause havoc in future. Everybody was urged to prioritize their studies and not let anyone or anything distract us.
The Sharing came to a close with some words from Madam Susan, who encouraged everyone to exert greatest efforts to become successful medical personnel through making the best use of school resources.