From Malaga to London
Sara Carrillo de Albornoz interrupted her medical studies in her home city in Spain to spend some time in the United Kingdom. What was supposed to be a gap year ended up as six years filled with an eclectic range of study, work, and life experiences. Tiago Villanueva finds out how it all happened
It was not premeditated because I didn't plan to leave; it just got to a point when I couldn't continue. I had already started the fourth year (which I am now trying to finish). I realised that I wasn't ready to become a doctor. I needed to experience a different life.
I know it's a cliché, but I love reading and writing. I enjoy analysing thoughts, facts, and opinions. It seemed the best way to use my background.
I feel closer to patients now, more understanding.
Follow your instinct; follow your heart.