Hospital 57357 recently hosted “Research Day” with the American Board Certified Doctors for Egypt (ABCDE) and 256 attendees participated, mostly medical students, and recent graduates. Attendees connected with role-models, hospital staff and speakers such as Dr. Mona Mostafa and Dr. El Shinawy.
One of the students, summed up the event best by saying “The most interesting thing regarding the whole day, at least from my point of view, is that it gave people role-models to measure up against . Presenters like Dr. Mona Mostafa or Dr. El Shinawy, two of our speakers here in Egypt doing collaborative research with institutions in the US, came from our very own universities, and were subjected to the very same environment that we want to escape from. This was the main message I went home with: I don’t have to go to the States or elsewhere and wait to be a big shot before I return back to Egypt and then help building it. I can, and I should, start today… “