Every month, AMO has the privilege of hearing our visitors’ stories. When they share their experiences, our visitors have the opportunity to enter our Photo and Blog Contest to win a Kaplan Qbank Test Prep Course. These stories are powerful. They are a testament to our programs, our physicians, and the visitors we welcome to AMO. Our March 2019 winner is Bhageeta who traveled from Malaysia to complete a rotation in neurosurgery.
Here is Bhageeta’s story…
I have always wanted to complete my elective rotation overseas. When I saw this opportunity online, I was a little skeptical as it looked too good to be true even though it was pricey, but I took a leap of faith and registered for it. It was probably the best decision I had taken in a while. I joined the March session at Amherst in New York under neurology. My aim was to explore as many options as possible before I graduated. I was quite anxious on the first day as I came all the way from Malaysia. I was worried the system would be too different for me to be able to cope.
However, on the first day, everyone was extremely helpful and helped me get adjusted. Thanks to the great staff and doctors, I never felt left out or lost, and everything was so organized. They prepared a schedule for me to follow in such a way that I got to see a lot in that short four-week duration. With no doubt, it was a really good experience for me because I got out of my comfort zone. Meeting patients from various different cultures and ideologies definitely made me a better and more understanding person. If I had another similar opportunity in the future, I would be very much pleased to attend.
If you’re interested in New York rotations, like Bhageeta, check out a few experiences below.