UAG receives new foreign Medicine students

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Young people from the United States and Puerto Rico began their studies at the renowned International Medicine Program of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG).

The now students, accompanied by their relatives, were received by the UAG authorities at the International Campus of this institution, in a welcome ceremony in which they learned about all the services, study plan, cultural and sports programs, and more activities in those who can participate by being part of the student community of the Autonomous.

In welcoming the students, the Administrative Vice Chancellor of the UAG, Mr. Juan Carlos Leaño Reyes, expressed a message in which he assured that the institution, throughout its long history, has been committed to the education and training of young people with values ​​and one of the programs that demonstrate these strengths is Medicine.

Now they are part of this institution that, throughout its history, has trained more than 18,000 doctors from the United States and Puerto Rico. Welcome to this your new home and to this great profession, which, although it is a demanding activity, is full of great satisfaction, he said.

Tips to prepare in Medicine
At the same event, the Dean of the School of Medicine of the UAG, Christopher A. Reeder, took the floor and shared 7 tips for young people to have a very successful career.

  1. Learn how to study. We are all different and finding our way of learning, in a simple way, with patience and new methods is a way to achieve success in studies.
  2. Do not compare yourself with others. A common mistake is to compare yourself with others and their success, remember that each person is, learns and goes at a different pace, be patient and find your moment.
  3. Seek support and advice. Always keep in mind that you have teachers and peers who can support you in your studies, feelings, and other personal and professional matters.
  4. Don’t just dedicate yourself to studying. Not everything is studying, one way to cope with the study load and stress is to exercise, practice a discipline and other activities that distract you.
  5. Don’t be afraid to seek psychological help. Pressure and stress sometimes require us to discuss our problems with an expert; balancing life between work, family and friends also requires the help of a specialist.
  6. Embrace professionalism, be kind and humble to yourself and others.
  7. Use supplemental supports to learn and study. Read articles, complement what you learn and get to know other sources, this will contribute to your life and profession.

“These will be the most demanding four years of your life. Put all your effort into the classes and knowledge we give you and you will come out a good doctor,” Dr. Christopher A. Reeder told the new students.

Afterwards, the orientation continued where authorities and professors explained that the UAG has transformed its programs focused on the student and based on a world-class preparation.

white coat ceremony
As part of their welcome, the new students of the UAG International Medicine Program received their first white coat, which symbolizes their commitment to the medical profession.
At the event, Dr. Christopher A. Reeder, Dean of the School of Medicine, highlighted that the white coat has been the most important symbol of the medical profession for more than 100 years.

He added that this event is one of the most important for the lives of medical students and urged them to pursue their career with professionalism and humanity.

“Humanism is putting the patient as the most important thing and at the center of their professional decisions,” he added.

Afterwards, the students took the traditional Hippocratic Oath, another symbol of medical work, in which the young people promised to carry out their profession ethically.

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