Successful Elective for Gaza Student Mohammad Al Habil in Oxford

 Gazan medical student in Al Azhar University, Mohammad Al Habil, is halfway through his elective in Oxford University before returning to Gaza in mid-September. He has sent this video clip link and report on progress so far. It looks like a very successful elective already.


Report to IMET2000: Two weeks ago, I accomplished a significant milestone on my journey as a medical student – successfully completing an elective course in vascular surgery at the esteemed University of Oxford, hosted at the John Radcliffe Hospital. This experience has been truly transformative. Coming from Gaza, where exposure to vascular procedures is limited, this elective was like a breath of fresh air for me. I got to witness and learn from some of the finest minds in the field, and it was a true eye-opener into the world of vascular surgery.


The University of Oxford’s medical elective program is exceptionally competitive, and I am deeply honored to have been selected as one of the 50 students from across the globe for the 2023 cohort. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Dominic PJ Howard  whose dedicated mentorship was instrumental during my elective journey. His depth of knowledge and unwavering passion for research left me truly inspired. I’m also immensely thankful to the University of Oxford for providing me with this remarkable opportunity to be one of its medical students.


A special mention goes to IMET2000-Pal for their invaluable travel bursary, which alleviated part of the financial burden associated with this journey. I would also like to express my appreciation to the  Palestine Faculty of Medicine  كلية طب فلسطين – جامعة الأزهر – غزة at my home institution, جامعة الأزهر – غزة Al Azhar University Gaza, for their continuous support and encouragement in pursuing such enriching experiences. Lastly, I want to acknowledge the encouragement from Reach Education Fund. Their constant motivation and guidance have consistently pushed me to seize diverse opportunities that contribute to the flourishing of my career.


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