BSc (MBB), CHF, 2006
Rosie Dhillon saves lives. After she graduated from SFU with a BSc in 2006 she moved to the beautiful island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean where she attended the American University of the Caribbean to become a doctor. She finished as one of the top of her class and subsequently moved to the US to begin her residency and rotations. As a long-time friend of hers she would update me periodically on how she was doing and I admired the amount of effort and energy she was investing into her studies, helping me to recognize the significant sacrifice that those who wish to enter the medical profession must go through. Most recently she was accepted by the famous Mayo Clinic to complete her rotations, specializing in surgery. Despite the long road she's taken to get to where she is today (actually earning a modest paycheque now) and the fact that she often works 24 hour shifts, she always says that it's all worth it – after all, saving lives must be one of the most rewarding things that we could ever contribute back to society. Thank you Rosie for continuing to be an inspiration for me and all of our friends, and for dedicating your live to helping those who are most in need.
Submitted by: John Grant