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UK Track Student Dhir Gala Champions the Human Connection in Health Care

During the October 2021 White Coat Ceremony for American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)’s UK Track program, third-year student Dhir Gala shared this message of encouragement to his medical school peers: “You are the patient’s light at one of the darkest times. At that moment, you are the person when they reveal their innermost fears and worries, and it is your compassion, intelligence, and discipline that guides their care and their hope. My hope is you will hone those skills as you progress through medical school so that you will always bring compassionate care to your practice.”
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Avaas Sharif, MD '17 Dedicated to Improving Trauma Care for Children and Teens

Avaas Sharif, MD, isn’t just looking for better overall health care and trauma support for refugee and immigrant youth and their families. He is working toward a superior plan that supports the healthy adjustment of these youth, embeds mental health services in community and school settings, and works toward individual wellbeing.