I finished my medicine degree three weeks ago. After six long years studying in the library and doing clinical practices in different hospitals, I can finally say I am a doctor.
But now… what am I supposed to do?
Most of my colleagues started studying for the national competition procedure last year, a multiple choice test required to obtain medical residency.
Remembering everything you learnt during your degree, acquiring more knowledge, the newest scientific advances… This would be indeed a really good thing to do.
However, how will they evaluate all the practical skills, such as communication with the patient, empathy…? Theory is not all there is.
It’s true that the new treatments are safer and more effective than before and that the progress in technology has made surgery able to perform extremely difficult operations… But what about the daily life of the patients, especially those with rare diseases? What is their situation like, dealing with their illness at home?
This is in fact, the real issue. This is the reason I decided not to pursue my residency. I chose the entrepreneur world: Starting my own project.
Together with my partner, we created a simple physical device that facilitates patient’s getting up from their chairs, increasing their independence in daily activities and improving their quality of life.
During that time I had the opportunity to meet Pablo Pantaleoni, Co-Founder & Medtep CEO. The moment he told me what Medtep was about, I felt that was the best solution for healthcare in daily life: An application that allows you to keep track of your health through Care Plans, sharing information and keeping in touch with your healthcare professionals.
This lead me to apply for an internship withJoima Panisello, Medtep CMO, with whom I could learn about the different projects they are working on, the future plans on improving medical follow-ups…
I feel I made the right choice.
Nil Sancho Comasòlivas, MD