Merit Scholar Profiles: Iria Manas
Azores, Portugal - 2016
The University of Edinburgh class of 2017
Medical research, debate, basketball, student support, tutor
why did you choose the atlantis fellowship?
I chose this program to get a broader medical context than just what I had observed in the UK. I shadowed surgery, general consultations, and case-to-case medical explanations from a wide range of medical experts. I was also exposed for the first time to Portuguese customs and cultural differences, making my experience even more ground-breaking.
HOW IS THE ATLANTIS PROJECT UNIQUE?
The Atlantis Project combines not only a pre-med training opportunity and access to valuable mentorship, but it provides the opportunity to place and understand your future career goal in a global perspective. I had the opportunity to compare and contrast between medical systems worldwide.
DESCRIBE THE ATLANTIS PROJECT IN THREE WORDS:
Global. Challenging. Life-changing.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE part of the atlantis fellowship?
The Atlantis Project gave me the opportunity to break from my comfort zone and to question ideologies or views I previously held.
What are your post-grad plans?
I plan to attend medical school in the United States. I have been accepted into a few medical schools, but have not yet decided where I will go.