My name is Ayman Khatib. I am currently majoring in biomedical sciences at the University of Central Florida pursuing a medical school tract. I was born in the US but raised in Syria for most of my childhood. Living in a third world country abundant with medical malpractice and insufficient resources contrasted with the astounding patient care in the United States, I decided to dedicate my life towards this field. I would like to be able to spread the knowledge that I learn across my career to third world countries such as Syria in hopes that they can grow and contribute to the growing research field. There are the beliefs that countries such as the US government must contribute resources to other countries to allow for their growth and settlement. However, with the education provided in the US, I believe that people themselves should try to spread their knowledge to their native countries. Only then will true growth and development will occur. Individual impact is not to be underestimated. One of the lectures by Jordan Peterson talked about how in our lifetime we will meet a thousand people who will know another a thousand people. Hence, we are able to influence millions of people no matter how minute our actions seem to be. I wish to spread my knowledge and experiences after I have served this country in multitudes to incredible people that lack the opportunities I was blessed with.
Medical School and residency in Surgery
Khatib, Ayman, "Ayman Khatib" (2019). UCF Research and Mentoring Program Scholars. 96.