Ukrainian trainee medic who fled shelled hospital hopes to finish training in UK – World News – Plainsmen Post


A Ukrainian medical student who fled after the hospital she worked in was shelled hopes to one day complete her training in the UK.

Trainee doctor Vasiuta Alina hid in a bunker with a cancer patient for three days after the Department of Oncology in Kharkiv was struck two weeks ago.

Speaking at the Polish border town of Korczowa, the 22-year-old – who was due to qualify next year – vowed: “I will be a doctor, even if it takes twenty years.

“We are heading to Krakow, but I cannot speak Polish.

“It is possible that one day I will come to the United Kingdom to complete my studies.

“I can speak English, so maybe it will happen.

“I will not let this war stop me from becoming a doctor. I want to help care for other Ukrainian people.”

Her workplace – part of Kharkiv National Medical University – was “damaged by rockets” and Vasiuta’s campus was “crushed”…

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