As the new academic year begins, we caught up with some of our Southern Medical Program (SMP) students heading back to the lecture theatres and hospital bedsides. Here’s one of our Q&As with Hannah Duyvewaardt:
What inspired you to pursue medicine?
I wanted to have the skills and the knowledge to help people live the healthiest life possible, by either treating illness or preventing disease.
What am I looking forward to most for the upcoming year?
Fourth year is an amazing opportunity to explore Canada while increasing your exposure to specific areas of medicine. I am really excited for my northern rotations to experience the difference of providing healthcare in rural communities.
Best piece of advice:
Don’t be afraid to change your mind. I was 100% on a specialty until I finally recognized family medicine was the perfect fit for me.
What superpower do you wish you had?
No need for sleep!
Where would I like to get lost?
Somewhere with sand, surf and sun. Bali would do!