“To study medicine is to fall in love with it.”
I’m currently a 6th year medical student at
the University of Montenegro and I plan to specialise in the field of
neuropsychiatry following my graduation. Since 2013 I have been actively
involved with numerous medical student organisations such as Montenegrin Medical Students International Committee (MoMSIC), Montenegrin
Association against AIDS (CAZAS) and NGO Juventas. I have actively sought to
collaborate with the medical community wherever possible, in the strong belief
that progress could be accelerated through sharing of knowledge. Hence I
participate regularly in international medical congresses, conferences and
workshops and I am very proud to take part in MedShr, an online medical
innovation, as an Editorial Assistant.
What inspired you to study medicine?
I was inspired to choose medicine as my vocation
after seeing the courageous battle that my mother held while suffering from
multiple sclerosis for almost 23 years. As a child I witnessed her invincible
spirit and willingness to live and this is the feeling I wish to inspire in all
of my patients. I guess you can say that I have been a caregiver throughout my
entire life and after having such practice, it is natural for me to want to
help cure people from their illness.
Do you ever regret becoming a HCP? Would
you consider doing anything else?
Studying medicine is a challenge for me,
and there were moments when I doubted my capabilities. However, with the
support of my family and friends, I managed to gain the effort I needed to
Do you believe technology has a place in medicine?
I believe that technology is inseparable
from medicine. The scientific progress that humankind is making in this field impacts
the development of techniques for successful medical treatment. We are witnessing
times of great technological improvement and its application will provide many
new and wonderful outcomes for patients. One of the these was presented at a
TEDx conference I organised last year, on the topic of technological recovering
of amputated limbs. We have reached a point where a patient can now “feel” the
item being picked after the limb was amputated.
It is necessary to share and discuss treatments,
procedures and techniques within the field of medicine. While it is difficult
for many people to access top medical journals, technology permits us a
different platform for sharing information, results and research. Thus, in
collaboration with new technology, we´ll be able to overcome obstacles much
faster than ever before.
What do you think about MedShr? Is it
useful for HCPs? If so, how?
MedShr is a wonderful way to exchange medical
opinions with colleagues worldwide. I have found it extremely useful; through
sharing cases I can add to and refresh my knowledge about many illnesses and
disorders. It’s a great way to learn.
Tell us something unexpected about
I was the leading organiser and license
holder of TEDxPodgorica 2015. Together with a team of nearly 30 people I
managed to invite some of the greatest minds in my country to speak. My goal
was to become an active participant in organising an event for the global
community that provides cultural understanding about life-changing ideas. I’ve been
an avid listener for TED talks in last years and it has helped changed my life
in such a positive way. I wish to encourage people to talk about their innovative
ideas. Introducing TED Talk into my community is one of the things I am
If you had to describe yourself in three
words, what would they be?
Curious, dedicated, emotional.
What makes you get out of bed in the
The thought that this day will never be
What, in your opinion, is the greatest
concern for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) in this day and age?
I believe that this would be highly dependent
on the healthcare system of a particular country. For example, patient’s
privacy and issues revolving around HCP’s equality and diversity are major
concerns in developed countries. On the other hand, in developing countries
HCPs are still facing a lack of basic medicines and access to good equipment
for treatment and diagnostics.
Do you read any journals / healthcare sites
My favorites ones are: WebMD, MayoClinic,
Medscape and MedicineNet.
If you could give one piece of advice to
young people thinking about studying medicine, what would it be?
Though it is important to work hard and to put
in effort, it is more important to enjoy what you are studying. To study
medicine is to fall in love with it.