Dr. Saad Saad: Serving the People of Palestine

Palestine is known as a state that is in constant conflict with Israel. As a result of the never-ending conflict, its people are forced to live overseas to escape the war and the violence that has been erupting all over its territories. One of the families who chose to live abroad is the family of Dr. Saad Saad. He came from a Palestinian migrant family, and his siblings either became engineers, doctors, or teachers. When he was still young, his family lived peacefully in Kuwait. The young Dr. Saad Saad constantly complains about the extreme temperature in Kuwait, and he has been thinking about his future if fate dictated him to become an engineer. He realized that becoming an engineer in Kuwait is equivalent to suicide, because of the scorching heat from the sun and engineers in Kuwait mostly work outside. He wanted to work in a cold environment and thought about being a doctor instead. He relayed his idea to his parents, and they supported him regarding his desire to become a doctor instead.

 

 

When he was in college, Dr. Saad Saad enrolled in a local Kuwaiti University, where he got his pre-medical degree. For his medical degree, he had to leave his family goodbye as he traveled to Cairo, Egypt. He decided to take up his medical degree at the Cairo University because of its prestige and performance is one of the best universities on the planet. According to his classmates, when Dr. Saad Saad was taking up his medical degree, he would always study inside his room and would never go out to have fun. They are also describing him as a serious man who only wanted to make his dreams come true. When his graduation came, he was awarded being the second best student in the graduating class. His parents were so proud of him, and he felt overjoyed being able to bring home an award from his university.

 

 

To advance his knowledge in medicine, he had to go to the United Kingdom and attend his internship at a local hospital. He had to endure serving the hospital for months, and when he finished his internship, he took an examination for his professional license, and he successfully obtained it. He had to go Lebanon afterward to apply for a permit to practice in the United States. He had to take another exam for the permit, and he is one of those who passed. Dr. Saad Saad spent most of his life in the United States, earning certifications for pediatric and general surgery. Soon, he decided to go back to Palestine and sponsor medical missions for the people who need medical assistance. He revealed that it was his mentor who inspired him to return to his homeland, and he will be conducting medical missions until everyone has been served. Learn more: https://about.me/ssaad/getstarted