Hello SOTGC community,
It’s a great pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of the SOTGC Contributing family. Her name is Maria Psihogios and is currently in my third year of Medical School at the University of Ottawa, Canada and the wonderful founder of Positively Profession-elle. Maria recently started her clinical placements and is enjoying the journey to the fullest; working with patients has taught her lessons far beyond those of pathology and physiology. She’s gained invaluable insight into the therapeutic relationship between patient and doctor, about the psychosocial determinants of health and the practice of medicine as not only a science but also an art. Both passionate about medicine and working with youth and children, her aspiration is to fuse both these areas of interest together and become a pediatrician “when she grows up”.
Maria am an advocate for empowering others to lead healthy lives in a holistic manner that allows them to enjoy the utmost wellbeing and self-fulfillment. She recently started her own blog, Positively Profession-elle, in order to put her love for creative writing to good use by sharing her own perspective and experiences when it comes to finding balance between work and life. Essentially a blog dedicated to all young women who are on the great journey of achieving their dreams in life, who are infinitesimally passionate about something in life that drives them to make a difference in our world, who are willing to go the extra mile to reach their full potential.
Over the years Maria has involved herself with research in mental health as well as immersed herself in work pertaining to health prevention and promotion for both the young and young at heart. She also greatly enjoy travelling, the study of languages and experiencing new cultures through music, dance and cuisine; and has taken on a number of leadership roles in the setting of cultural associations and most recently engaged in a medical placement and cultural immersion program in Greece. She feels blessed for the support of her friends and family and consider enjoying a coffee with friends in a cozy coffee shop as one of her favorite activities.
Maria strongly believes that with a bit of creativity, a tad of inspiration, a classy set of pearls and an occasional, perfectly-made café mocha, anything is possible!
You can follow her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/positivelyprofessionelleblog