He comes from a poor family but Rommel Abellar Amos has inspired everyone with his story when he became a doctor despite the hardships he faced in life.
“Let us just treat poverty as a challenge, not an obstacle. I think that my humble beginnings were very deliberate, and I’m grateful for them because I’m not sure I would see my achievements the same way if they were handed to me. So I EARNED them,” the new doctor wrote in an inspiring post on Facebook.
In a post that quickly went viral, Dr. Amos listed the odd jobs he had worked before he became a nurse and, just recently, a licensed physician. His story inspired so many people, particularly because he used to work in blue-collar jobs as baker, SM merchandiser, and water refiller.
Born to a poor family, Amos could only dream of getting a college degree. But poverty did not stop him from reaching for his dreams. Instead, he used this as inspiration to work harder to become a doctor, even if that meant working physically demanding jobs that made it more challenging for him to juggle work and his studies.
In his post, he listed the jobs he had to do before achieving success:
- Water Refiller at Mega P&F Water Station in 2005
- Merchandiser at SM San Lazaro Supermarket in 2006
- Marketing Assistant at SYM Motors in 2007
- Sales Clerk at SM Megamall in 2008
- Assistant Baker at RDA Bakery in 2017
Thanks to his hard work and determination, he was able to graduate from college. He didn’t just earn one degree – he actually has three!
This inspiring new doctor completed three courses:
- Doctor of Medicine at Cagayan State University
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing at St. Jude College Manila
- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Nativity of Our Lady College Seminary
He recently passed the Physician Licensure Examination (PLE) to become a licensed doctor. He calls himself as “The Poor MD” and now works at Borongan City Health Office, taking care of the health of poor folks in the barrio.
Truly, Dr. Amos is an inspiration to many!