New Zealand High Commissioner, Jackie Frizelle, took time out of her busy schedule this week to talk to the Clinical medical students of the Faculty of Medicine (F.O.M) at the National University of Samoa.
This was part of the F.O.M’s Health and Well being class which supports clinical students in their medical education.
The class addresses issues like time management, managing stress, handling conflict, issues of professionalism and even leadership ensuring that the future graduates of the F.O.M are not only excellent, competent and safe doctors but also good leaders who are people and community-centered.
Ms. Frizelle shared some life experiences including her journey throughout her career as well as offered advice on qualities a good leader should strive for.
She encouraged the students to work hard and be bold and innovative in their future profession to improve the health outcomes of the people of Samoa, and not to be afraid to speak out for those who could not speak for themselves.
She also shared she would be leaving Samoa soon and Samoa would always hold a special place in her heart.
The students were indeed inspired and honoured to have Ms. Frizelle spend the afternoon with them.