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The medical intern who saved a woman during MRT mishap

In a time when mostly wrongdoings go viral on social media, Dr. Charleanne Jandic defied the norm. The medical intern rose to Internet fame for all the right reasons—she courageously helped a woman whose arm was severed in an accident at the MRT-3 in November 2017. How did she keep her cool in the heat of the moment? Here’s a sneak peek at My Pope’s interview with her:

You showed courage and presence of mind during that freak MRT accident last year. What was going on in your head during those moments?

“Aaaaah! What am I doing? Am I doing this right?” Admittedly, it was not that I was raring to go and do what I can. Because although I can say that I have training, it’s different when you encounter a patient beyond the walls of a hospital. There was hesitation and trepidation on my part because I did not know the extent of her injuries. What if it was beyond something that I can manage?

How has the incident affected your life?

Professionally, there have been opportunities to attend events and conventions. The attention was quite overwhelming since I am a private citizen and I do not really go around boasting about what I do to help others. Personally, nothing has changed. I was brought up by my parents with a mindset to help others when I can, so they were proud of me when it happened, but it was not really a big deal since they know it was part of my job.

As a medical doctor, what’s the most important decision you have to make every single day?

Whether or not to go on duty.  Just kidding! I guess the most important one would probably be whether or not I still want to continue (becoming a physician). It can be exhausting and draining in all aspects so you really need to find one good reason to get you going on a daily basis.

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Dr. Charlie attends to the woman whose arm was cut off during the MRT freak accident last November 2017

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The full interview with Dr. Charleanne Jandic appears in the July 2018 issue of My Pope Philippines magazine. Text by Yen Cantiga.
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