The medical field is a vast field and imaging plays a major role in the diagnosis and treatment planning. Now that I look back at the experiences I had throughout the past 4 years, I'm more than grateful as I have learned tremendously as a student in the Medical Diagnostic Imaging (MDI) department. In terms of experience, it depends on how the individual takes that experience forward and the way to execute it. The clinical/hospital visits not only encouraged me to be academically strong but also inspired me to be a better person in life after listening to the interesting stories of the patients at the hospitals. Life at the department of Medical Diagnostic Imaging was not only about academics, but I have also been able to partake in numerous extra-curricular activities and societies which I would never have had the opportunity to pursue. Participation in these activities has helped me develop my overall personality. I stood in the College of Health Science Student Society elections and was elected as the student president of the MDI department. Giving speeches and sitting in meetings has boosted my leadership quality and my inner confidence. I have learned greatly in those unforgettable 4 years as a student and now I’m ready to explore the future life ahead.
I would like to thank Dr. Entesar for one of the most wonderful opportunities in my life. I would like to continue to work on the intersection of engineering and medicine, so gaining experience in doing so has been very valuable. Especially the work at the UHS was interesting since I have very little opportunity to gain experience with the clinical side at my university. My stay also taught me a lot about Muslim and Arabic cultures, my views of which were mostly based on hearsay and prejudice, I now know. For example, I did not even realize there was a difference between Muslim and Arabic culture but viewed them almost as synonymous. Lastly, I have met some wonderful people here, and found that everyone is very friendly and welcoming. This includes my fellow IAESTE interns and the local committee, who were always very helpful, but also just fun to get to know, some of the students I met during my stay and of course my supervisors.
Last, but probably the most integral of all, I want to thank Dr. Entesar for inviting me here, providing me with probably the most interesting project I have worked on so far, and the supervision, advice, and support during my stay. Dr. Entesar allowed me to work very independently, which is something I appreciate, and it is of course also a very essential skill in my career and in life in general, yet Dr. Entesar also replied swiftly when I did have questions. It made me appreciate that Dr. Entesar was always willing to listen to my view on the project and how to proceed, and allowed me to feel like it was also my project, not just a job I do because I'm paid for it.
I acknowledge and thank Mrs. Sura for inviting me to deliver the lecture in New Trends in Radiology on Oct 18.2012. It was indeed a good experience as I always have a passion for teaching students. The students were very interactive. I appreciate the students for their voracious appetite for learning. I would further like to contribute to the oncoming CME activities in the university and share my knowledge and experiences in radiology.
It was a great pleasure to attend and participate in this seminar which is certainly will add lots to participants, the Medical Diagnostic Imaging is one of the most important specialty in the era of investigation dependant medicine which had benefit of a considerable technical advanced development during the last 25 years, such seminars are very crucial to update the knowledge of medical staff and to help more in the patient care service.