Meet Dr. Tola T’Sarumi, a Psychiatrist and Fellow of at Harvard, Whose Life Experiences Propelled to become a Doctor.

Meet Dr. Tola T’Sarumi, a Psychiatrist and Fellow of at Harvard, Whose Life Experiences Propelled to become a Doctor.

In this Episode, Dr. Tola discusses the following;

–        How and when she knew she wanted to become a doctor

–        How her personal experiences and challenges contributed to her decision to choose psychiatry 

–        How the stigma associated with mental health is a barrier to seeking and receiving adequate treatment.

–        How the African community try to address mental health issues with spirituality instead of seeking professional help

–        How the collaboration of religious leaders and mental health professionals can lead to increased knowledge about mental health for people to be able to get the treatment they need. 

–        How to take care of yourself and your mental health in the midst of COVID-19 crisis

–        How to know when you’re misusing alcohol and having substance abuse issues

–        The importance of seeking help such as therapy or counseling, seeing a psychiatrist.

–        Trends of mental health issues noticed as we deal with COVID-19 

–        Advice for an aspiring future doctor on what to do 

o   Get a mentor

o   Workhard

o   Don’t give up easily

o   Take your MCAT

–        Advice for current medical school student who is considering psychiatry

o   Know who you are (Handson or loves to communicate well and  are your patient enough to work with people with mental health problems)

o   Rotations will help you figure out what you love

o    a mentor while doing your rotations

o   Doing your internships/Externships.

o   Don’t give up!!

 

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About the Author
Funke Oladele is the founder of Beyond Africa Magazine. An Entrepreneur, Writer, Public Speaker, Health Professional, and Mentor who is passionate about success inspiration and helping people achieve the best version of themselves.

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