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Meet Ssemuwemba Mark

Medical Doctor

The Call to save lives as Medical Doctor is such a noble one that it takes great sacrifices to make it.You see them walking helter skelter through the corridors of hosipitals clad in their white coats but with one mission in mind, "to save a life".  It is this call that Dr Ssemuwemba Mark heard clearly and has been his source of motivation day in day out. In the bid to illuminate your path to Medical School, we have him here sharing with you what it takes to be a Medical Doctor. Here is what we asked in. 

Tell us about your self Dr Ssemuwemba Mark ?

Am a principled strict person who jokes alot but means business if it's time to work

Describe your typical day ?

Wake up early, catch the morning news I missed.Head to the hospital do my duty then head out for any other business after work

Why did you choose that career path?

My parents and my good grades chose for me. But after starting to interact with patients during my undergraduate studies I started love my profession

What are your main tasks and responsibilities at work? 

Assessing the patients, knowing who need to be attended to first and then acting appropriately

What are your main challenges ?

Delayed payment by the government and lack of equipment and investigations to help us in diagnosis

What particular skills do you bring to your workplace ? 

Good communication skills and putting to what you read into practice

What's cool about your job ? 

Saving lives

What's not cool about your job ?

No time for family or friends at times

How did you get your current job ?

I just applied

What subjects did you take in school and how have they influenced your career path ?

Biology,Chemistry,Mathematics and Food and Nutrition they helped me get admitted into medical school

What is your Education to date?

I have Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery

What aspects of your Education System have proven most important for your job?

Basically the friends I made through my primary, high school and university

What trends are you seeing in your career field ? 

Going for further studies to specialize and then starting up private Health facilities

What are the most important personal characteristics required for the job?

Patience and Dedication

Which key people influenced your career direction ?

My Parents especially my mum and a friend of hers called Besigye Patrick

What is your dream job?

Being the best Doctor in which ever specialty I choose

What have been the most rewarding events in your career so far?

Listening to my parents ,They guided me to where I am today

As a student, how did you cope up with the pressure to succeed / excel in class?

I read hard always thought to myself..read hard such that if you fail to make it you have no regrets like.. I wish I had worked harder I wish I had read more so I always pushed myself to the limits

What advise would you give someone considering this job?

Read hard and be ready to sacrifice alot of your time

What outside class activities did you engage in that have proved beneficial on your career path ? 

I watch soccer and basketball and hanging out with friends

What kind of work experience would provide a good background for this position?

Prior working in a Health facility

Any Concluding remarks ?

Work hard and Pray hard

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