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I have spoken individually with (almost) all 46 of my amazing classmates in the first year at the IMS Milan, and asked them what country, or countries, they represent. There are 21 22 countries in total.

Here is a list of the countries:

  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Macedonia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United Kindgom
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam

I have written before that one thing that makes the IMS Milan special is that it is one of the most internationally diverse — if not the most diverse — medical schools in the world. That is one of the main reasons that I chose to come here. The IMS Milan is not just about learning medicine, but also celebrating a profound goodwill across cultures and languages.

P.S. The featured image of this post, above, is of flags of the world, as displayed for the Milan 2015 Expo.

Erik Campano