Before moving to Canada, Aiswarya and her parents*, Madhu Menon and Leena Madhu, were all living in the middle east. Aiswarya moved to Canada with her family when she was around 13 years old, just after completing 9th grade. The move itself was challenging – adjusting to a new way of life, finding a new group of friends, and so on. One of the biggest hurdles she faced was that because of her age, her parents were told that she could not start in grade 10, and that she belonged to the age category that needed to join grade 9. This was heartbreaking to hear for her parents and for Aiswarya. They were able to tolerate all the other obstacles in the move to Canada, but not this. Her parents could only think about how they were pulling their daughter, who was otherwise so passionate about her own education, back a grade, because of a reason that was out of their hands. They decided to challenge the system and spoke to the powers that be. Finally, they let Aiswarya write an exam. One that tested students based on a curriculum that Aiswarya was not used to at all. They said, “If she passes this exam, she can begin in grade 10”. Aiswarya studied like it was the test of a lifetime. And finally wrote the exam, and passed it with flying colours, beginning her schooling in Canada in grade 10. Many years passed, and it was time for Aiswarya to decide what career path she would choose for herself. For the longest time, she had been thinking about going into medicine. Her engrossment with the sciences and her desire to help others led her to pick ‘doctor’ as a profession. More hurdles and obstacles stood in her way but with unwavering endurance, grit, and hard work, she made it and graduated with an MD degree in her pocket. At the end of medical school, it was time for her to apply to a specialty. Performing surgeries on the human heart and operating on such a delicate yet dynamic organ like the heart was something that Aiswarya fell in love with during her medical school training, and so she decided to apply to her favourite specialty - Cardiac Surgery. This was a specialty with only a handful of spots around the entire country. Once again, with a ton of hard work, she attained her goal, and got a position. She currently works as a Cardiac Surgery doctor in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ”. It is extremely rare for Indians, especially women to get selected to be cardiac surgeon. We Indians, in particular, our Malayali community should be proud of this achievement. The one thing that continues to drive Aiswarya every day and has been her motivating factor since day 1 is the promise she took to eternally stand true to the values of the Medical profession, and to place the utmost importance on her duties to her patients. She remembers every day, the Hippocratic oath that she took to consecrate her life to the service of humanity and to humbly serve society with the commitment and the onus that comes with the titles “Doctor” and “MD”. Father: Mr. Madhu Menon, working in Oil & Gas industry in Canada, hailing from Thrissur, Kerala. Mother: Mrs. Leena Madhu, working in Banking in Canada കടപ്പാട് .. Joseph John, Calgary
വാര്ത്തകളോടു പ്രതികരിക്കുന്നവര് അശ്ലീലവും അസഭ്യവും നിയമവിരുദ്ധവും അപകീര്ത്തികരവും സ്പര്ദ്ധ വളര്ത്തുന്നതുമായ പരാമര്ശങ്ങള് ഒഴിവാക്കുക. വ്യക്തിപരമായ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങള് പാടില്ല. ഇത്തരം അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള് സൈബര് നിയമപ്രകാരം ശിക്ഷാര്ഹമാണ്. വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള് വായനക്കാരുടേതു മാത്രമാണ്, ചാനെൽ D.ന്യൂസിന്റെ ടേതല്ല. ദയവായി മലയാളത്തിലോ ഇംഗ്ലീഷിലോ മാത്രം അഭിപ്രായം എഴുതുക. മംഗ്ലീഷ് ഒഴിവാക്കുക.