Meet Dr. Divya Gudipudi, Intern
"I noticed a ward man non-consensually clicking pictures of me. I felt very uncomfortable. I called for security but they failed to show up."
“My work as a doctor gives me purpose, and my love for music makes me happy.🎶
My parents have inspired me to achieve whatever I wanted to, and the dedication with which they work always motivated me. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, and so as a young kid I started working towards it. Work has always been about satisfaction and recognition for me.
Recently, I had taken a sick leave from the hospital. When I returned back the next day I found that all my patients from the ward had asked for me. I felt like I belonged there. My patients appreciated me, and wanted me to treat them. They trusted me.
However, not each day is the same. During the same internship while I was treating a patient, I noticed a ward man non-consensually clicking pictures of me. I felt very uncomfortable. I called for security but they failed to show up. Later, my colleagues spent hours to get him arrested, but only for him to walk out of the station 10 minutes later.
I’ve learnt that in order to deal with the challenges and shrewd competition, one must be passionate about medicine to pursue it — they need to be prepared for all the challenges and be aware that their personal life will have to take a step back.
Music is my other love. I’m a classically trained singer and for me music is therapeutic. Singing has helped me work under pressure and even manage my anger. I am convinced that it has made me a better doctor.”