My name is Miri Wanis. I trained as a pediatrician in Armenia and Syria, and graduated in 2003. Then I returned to Syria, where I worked as a pediatrician for nine years in several children’s outpatient clinics. Due to the poor security situation and circumstances, I unfortunately had to decide to move to the Netherlands.
I have now lived in the Netherlands for six years. Because my diplomas are not valid here, I had to be retrained. First I learned the Dutch language at the University Language Center Leiden and then I did my medical exams. I completed my education with internships at the LUMC. I now have my BIG registration in the Netherlands and can work here as a physician. In order to be able to properly diagnose and treat, you have to listen carefully to the patient and give him or her the time to put things into words. I think that’s the most important thing in my work as a physician.
It is nice to be able to strengthen the team at the B12 Institute and to help patients with a B12 deficiency as well as possible.
I wish you health and peace!