24 Sep 10 OUR INTERNSHIPS: IRENE MARÍA VÁZQUEZ PIÑA
We introduce to you a case of perseverance and improvement. Scholar for the 2021/2022 academic year, who did not take a no for an answer.
She herself tells us:
“I still remember when I was a young girl, after getting home every day from school, I would run to my closet so I could play with my toy briefcase and pretend I was a doctor. It was the highlight of my day and I loved doing it. however, after the time passed by, I deviated from my dream of studying medicine, and decided to opt for the branch of letters, with careers such as teaching or law.
In high school, I decided to study the baccalaureate of health sciences. I decided to take anatomy. In this subject, I returned to my love for medicine and it was clear to me that this was my goal for university.
After countless hours of work, sweat and tears during the 2 years of high school, the dreaded selectivity exams arrived. But my dream was cut short by not having enough grade for medicine. My 2nd option was nursing, and despite the fact that I thought it was the worst thing that could have happened to me in my life, it was an experience that showed a before and after in me.
In nursing, I met my true group of friends, making this year that began with sadness and disappointment one of the happiest of my life; I recognized the true work of a nurse, which is one of the most undervalued in society, and I learned that nurses are an equal to the doctors, not someone inferior; and also received an excellent knowledge base as well as new study methods.
I reapplied for selectivity in June 2022 and obtained a grade of 13.7 being able to apply to all the universities in Spain, but I had it clear: I wanted to stay in Malaga, my hometown and the one that had given me so many smiles and good times.
I still can’t believe that a year ago I was crying with my mother and next to her telling me that my dream would come true, and that everything happens for a reason. Today I am grateful for having entered medicine later, because that year has given me so many values and experiences that I would never have had, in addition to the best friendships of my life and the realization that a vocation should not be abandoned for not achieving it at the first try”.