A day in the life of a medical student from Nepal

Stijntje Dijk*

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbern240
JournalThe BMJ
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2021

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Getting a job after graduation is what scares Sundas the most. “A doctor’s initial salary is not enough to maintain a standard life. There are only a limited number of places in postgraduate studies, which are very expensive. Many graduates also pay to sit the exams that allow you to practise in the US or UK, which don’t necessarily help you to pass Nepalese postgrad exams. We might lose all our money instead. Many of us ask our parents for financial support,” he says. Sundas’s dream is to work as a surgeon near his hometown.

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