“Two men were found seriously injured under a bridge, someone had probably beaten them up”: why medical students risk their lives for a diploma
If you want to successfully complete your medical studies in Mexico, you have to do a year of social service in a remote region of the country. The students are increasingly exposed to violence. A student reports on his experiences.
“In the night of January 1, 2022, we received a call from paramedics,” recalls medical student Octavio Gómez. “Two men were found seriously injured under a bridge, someone must have beaten them.” The suspicion that they were somehow involved with drug cartels had deadly consequences for one of the two men.