Our Medical Director, Dr. Paula Dawson was the guest presenter at the first staging of SCOPE “My Journey As A…” career in medicine series held at the Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching & Research Complex on the University of the West Indies Mona Campus.
The session, organised by a professional development committee within the Jamaican Medical Students Association, focused on Dr. Dawson’s journey to becoming Jamaica’s only US Board-certified Physiatrist. Dr. Dawson recalled her academic journey and shared insights into the field of Physiatry, complimented with a few anecdotes from her many years of experience.
According to Local Exchange Officer of SCOPE, Vikram Asnani, “we also asked her to specially highlight the importance of being a professional in her everyday life, and to give guidance on how she has honed her professional skills.”
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The Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE) has launched a “My Journey As A…” series where professionals from different areas of medicine facilitate an engaging session with the UWI Mona medical student cohort. SCOPE, operated through the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), is a student-run organisation that facilitates the global exchange of medical students, thereby promoting cultural and intellectual understanding of different medical systems. SCOPE’s primary mandate is to offer educational programs including electives/clerkships to medical students worldwide.