Studying medicine in times of war

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_IRQ151130aa01.jpegIt was September 2011 when Hasan Raad was admitted to the medical school at Al-Baath University in Homs, Syria.

The city was at the center of the uprising that led to Syria’s continuing civil war, and conditions there were already starting to deteriorate, as violence flared between government troops and armed opponents. The university, next to the Baba Amr neighborhood, one of the most affected parts of the city, kept classes going, but had to make accommodations for the many students who found it difficult to attend.

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