My name is Cledomin Dieuverty. I’m 31 years old. I was born and raised in Deschapelles.
Since I was a child I have seen people suffering from medical problems and I’ve always felt bad. When I was growing up I said to myself I’m going to become a doctor to help them with treatment and prevention.
To become a doctor the process is not easy, especially in Haiti. After college you have to go to medical school, do your residency and fellowship for specialists, which is not easy if you are not from a wealthy family. With some support I had the chance to go to the Dominican Republic and study medicine.
I spent 6 years studying at The Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago —or Santiago University of Technology (UTESA). It is a private university located in the city of Santiago, Dominican Republic. I spent more than 1 year and 5 months doing clinical practice in about 9 different hospitals.
I’ve been helping HAS for two years, first as a volunteer, then as a social service resident. I learned a lot from the doctors, nurses, patients, and everyone in this hospital. The need in the community is great but there are few resources. I would like everyone to know that HAS is a great hospital; patients always come first all the time. The doctors are very good, believe in practices of collaboration and enhanced communication to expand the traditional roles of health workers, and to make decisions as a unit that works toward a common goal.
Because of my experiences at HAS, I have a big dream for this hospital. I see a lot of patients with diseases and conditions of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract. I wish I could have some push to make my dream come true to become a urologist.
Here in my hometown of Deschapelles as I’m finishing my social service, I’m waiting for any opportunities or specialty positions to open up. I wish I could stay to help my community.