Volunteer Stories

Harry Kyriacou
Harry Kyriacou

Harry Kyriacou
Medicine & Healthcare in India

Pictures from India
Pictures from India

My experience in India was beyond amazing for both medical and social reasons. Prior to the trip, I never would have thought I'd enjoy two foreign weeks away, with only a handful of people I know; but I did - unimaginably.

Amazing India!

Not only was the country diverse and full of culture, but it was also a great opportunity for us as aspiring medics. From standing within arms-reach of open-heart surgery, to conversing with dialysis patients and meeting children at outreaches - every day was packed with different experiences. The same principle applied outside of work, as I was able to visit a jungle, the Taj Mahal and explore Delhi.

Medicine

Living in London means that patient-contact is limited and practicality is often stripped from work-experience, whereas in India I was able to see first-hand medicine’s effect on patients in both government and private hospitals. This concreted my interest in the profession.

On Reflection

Lastly, what I’m yet to mention is that it’s been roughly a month since the trip - but I still speak to every volunteer every day. Through Projects Abroad I didn’t only have a phenomenal trip, medical experience or cultural immersion -I made life-long friends.

 

Harry Kyriacou

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