When I applied to the Healthcare Leadership Summer School in the United States of America, my closing remark in my Motivation letter was ' I look forward to publishing report of the training on The Nation Newspaper ( Nigeria's Most Widely Circulated Newspaper) in a bit to increasing awareness about the programme and informing Nigerians who are unable to attend the discussions that transpired.
Yesterday, the reports was published on the pages of the newspaper and I got nice feedbacks from people.
One thing I love about the publication was the byline where my Editor wrote Eddy Uwoghiren ( 500 Level , Medicine & Surgery, University of Benin ) was there'. Some persons who read the publication sent me messages on social media asking, so you mean you travelled to the US for the programme? And my reply was Yes, I was there.
It reminded me of 2013 when I wanted to venture into Campus Journalism and all I got from People including bloggers on campus was NO ( You are a medical student and you will make a bad Journalist) , only one person gave me the Chance to try. Till date, I still Wonder what Gilbert Alasa saw in me that made him entrust the duty of reporting events on UNIBEN Campus.
As you pursue your dreams , people will tel you NO. It doesn't mean they hate you. It just mean you can't accomplish your dreams with them. When you get a NO from them, do not relent , go back to the drawing board and strategize.
I once told a friend in 2013 when I started writing, ' One day this Journalism will take me out of Nigeria before I finish Medical school and I will report on an International conference. His reply was ' Eddy, you dream too big for my liking.' When the report was published, I sent him the link and he replied ' So you kept to this dream. Now I can say you are a Goal getter.
I am not there yet yet, but this is a step towards actualizing the vision of delivering #InvestigativeMedicalJournaliam to every #Nigerian #Everywhere.
It has started. I will report on more International conferences.
The future is in our hands. Let's possess it.
#InspireMe #BraveHeart #LionsHeart #HLSS #MedicalJournalism #BeninMedicalSchool #UNIBENmed #likes