Tag: cancer

Darius Benimana Darius Benimana (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Rwanda - College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Darius is a medical student at University of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda, class of 2029. He enjoys reading, writing and talking with friends in his free time. After graduating medical school, Darius would like to pursue a career in clinical oncology.

Cancer Care Among Healthcare Students: A Key Towards Building a Sustainable Cancer Care System in Rwanda

Reasons for choosing cancer care students’ intervention When I was a child, I lost my grandpa to cancer. I used to promise him that I would become a healthcare provider and heal him, but unfortunately he passed away when I was in 12th grade. Later, I joined medical school at the University of Rwanda, where I became involved in student-led research, health promotion practices and knowledge measurement. Many university students are interested in public health …

Medical Anniversaries

During my family medicine rotation, I experienced one of my most memorable patient encounters. Accompanied by her daughter, my patient came for her annual physical with her primary care physician. Approaching them with a mixture of anticipation and nervousness, I couldn’t help but notice the genuine happiness radiating from both of them.


The rectangular device’s intrusive, sudden blare triggers a visceral response as I feel the plastic clip vibrate against my hip. I feel my palms flood like a wetland, sweaty fingers crashing against each other like driftwood washing onto shore. My mind wanders for a moment as I notice the reaction I’m experiencing.

Neda Amirmokhtari Neda Amirmokhtari (1 Posts)

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Northeast Ohio Medical University

Neda Amirmokhtari is a third year medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio class of 2021. In 2017, she graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in integrated life sciences. She enjoys painting, drawing, listening to music, and playing with her dog in her free time. In the future Neda would like to pursue a career in the field of Oncology.