Name: Surabhi Srivastava
Academic Qualification: 4th-year medical student, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine (Admission Batch: 2019)
MedBound Handle: @Surabhi_05
What do you do?
I'm a 4th-year medical student, currently pursuing my MBBS from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.
Where were you born and where are you residing now?
Born in Jodhpur and currently in Jodhpur only. I was in Ukraine from September 2019- Feb 2022.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
The best part of my profession is the power to cure a person's pain, not only physical pain but also mental and emotional pain. Whenever I see an ambulance passing by, my heart aches for the person and family. My grandmother passed away from Breast Cancer and since then I made it clear to myself that I want to help unwell people.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Yes, a bit...but recently I'm reading my course-related books only... so I'll say: DC Dutta's Textbook of Gynaecology.
What is your favorite dish?
I'm not a picky eater and like almost everything..so I'll mention a few of my favorites... UP's aloo tikki, Kota's Patties, Jodhpur's sweets, and Pyaj Kachori and Uttapam made by my mom.
What are your least favorite subjects?
What aspect of your personality would you change if you could?
Easily frustrated, Overthinking, and slacking off.
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
Violence, Misuse of Power and Money, and Judgemental behavior.
Which pill would you take? Red [You can go to the past with all of your present knowledge] or blue Pill [You will skip 20 years of your life with billions of dollars in your bank account]?
Red Pill. So that I can rectify past mistakes or beautify past experiences that will ultimately put a positive effect on the future. So that I can spend more time with my family.
If your journey was/were a movie, what would it be called?
Adventures of a Desi Girl
What are you passionate about?
Music and Medicine
The day I returned to India, mid-war via Slovakia and met my family in March.
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
Singing, Dancing, Watching shows, mainly K-dramas, and sleeping.
What do you hate the most?
Fake people and unnecessary show-offs.
How do you keep yourself calm before an exam or any event?
Deep Breaths! Inhale in 3-4 seconds, Hold for 6-7 seconds exhale in 4-5 seconds. It also helps me reduce other negative emotions like anger, frustration, anxiety, and sadness.
What triggers you?
Lies, Unnecessary criticism, Racism, Sexism.... basically, any kind of injustice.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
"Let it be" and "It's never OVER, keep trying"