Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate and now Philippine licensed doctor Aura Azarcon shared a new update about her career in her YouTube channel. According to Aura, she is currently studying again so that she can take the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE).
"Nag-aaral ako kasi meron akong board exam na naman napag-desisyonang i-take and hindi lang siya isang board exam kundi a total of 4 board exams at ginagawa ko 'yun para maging licensed ako hindi lang sa Pilipinas kundi pati na rin sa abroad, sa US," she shared.
Aura admitted that she hesitated to accept the opportunity of taking the USMLE at first but later on decided that she wants to pursue it. "Nabigyan ako basically ng opportunity na mag take ng USMLE (United States Medical Licensure Exam), why not? Siyempre nag-hesitate ako nong start kasi totoo ba? Ang mahal mahal ng USMLE like pera na naman 'yan tapos oras na naman 'yan. Instead na mag- residency na ako ngayon eh di 2 years na naman ako made-delay. Pinag-isipan ko rin kaso alam niyo naman ako I just always go with the flow. I'm always just letting my life happen to me, as in always just grabbing opportunities," she stated.
She also shared that she decided to fly to the US to study for the USMLE so that she can focus more. "Nasa US ako para mag-aral talaga. Pwede naman sa Pilipinas mag-aral but then super dami kong distractions dito. Every now and then, yayayain ka ng barakada mo kasi alam naman nila na wala kang trabaho, wala kang pasok so alam nila na libre ang schedule mo. Hirap din humindi, yayain ka naman magtravel kung saan-saan for free. Pero eventually alam kong kailangan kong mag-focus kaya minarapat ko ng lumayo-layo," she said.
Aura became a doctor in the Philippines after passing the Medical Licensure Examination in 2018.
Watch her vlog below: