Silan Tüysüz supports other students finding orientation in the professional field of medicine. She herself had to do without role models and mentorship for a long time.

With a great deal of self-motivation and discipline, Silan nevertheless pursued her path unwaveringly, which led her all the way to medical school. The Mercator alumna was accepted into the talent program ChanceHoch2 at the University of Duisburg-Essen while still at school and received valuable financial and non-material support as well as mentoring.

Joining the meet! Mercator Europe Tour in 2019, she also took advantage of the opportunity to get to know Europe and the world of international cooperation and gain practical experience before starting her studies.

With the initiative Studis4ÖGD, she is now helping to connect health departments in Germany with students who are providing staff support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Continue reading in AufRuhr - Silan Superstar (in German)


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