Dr. Jean Joan D. Polido passes the 2018 bar exams.
A doctor set the online world abuzz on Thursday, May 2, when she also became a lawyer after passing the 2018 bar exams. Atty. Jean Joan D. Polido M.D. wowed many netizens after posting her new feat on social media.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the doctor-lawyer shared how she managed to become a lawyer despite her busy schedule as a doctor and a mother. After becoming a medical doctor in 2011, Jean shared did not find a specialty so she pursued her original dream of becoming a lawyer. "Kasi wala akong specialty. So law 'yung [magiging] specialty ko," she told ABS-CBN News.
Her journey in law school was not easy especially during the first semester. "First day, first year, first semester, recitation agad. Lahat ata ng saints natawag ko para hindi ako tawagin kasi wala talaga akong alam," she said.
Thankfully, she figured a studying routine for law school. "Na-develop ko na kasi 'yung endurance ko sa pag-aaral during med school kaya it came in handy sa law school. I have a strict schedule," she stated.
According to the doctor-lawyer, her family is her motivation. "Also, pray, pray, pray," she said.
On passing the 2018 bar exams, this is what Jean had to say. "Sobrang ecstatic, sobrang happy and overwhelmed sa blessing na binigay ni Lord," she stated.