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#TalentiUniSR: Federica De Nicola

21 March 2018
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Eclectic, tenacious, disciplined: Federica De Nicola is among our #TalentiUniSR, attending the 5th year of Medicine in English at our University and first in the world in the Ironman of her category. “Ironman” is the triathlon longer distance, physically and mentally demanding, with its consecutive alternation of 4 km of swimming, 180 km cycling and 42.195 km of running. A true “Irongirl”, who carries on with great determination her studies in the International MD Program a tour University and her training at the San Raffaele Hospital. Her results are so exceptional that she has been invited as speaker to the Chamber of Deputies on the occasion of the presentation of ANGI – National Association of Young Innovators, on a day sponsored by the Cultural Commission of the European Parliament. “My experience through the Ironman was an opportunity to produce a motivational speech about the importance of combining head and body to plan the achievement of our goals. Our sport is a great teacher!” she declares. After the graduation he dreams of a Master’s Degree, a specialization abroad and to devote herself to professionalism.

Name

Federica De Nicola

Your University Studies

I am attending the 5th year of the International MD Program at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Why you enrolled at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Because it offers me a course with an international imprint, in step with the most updated research and able to make me experience the Italian and foreign hospital experience

What opportunities our University has given you

I had the chance to deepen my interests by creating a path tailored to me. So far I have attended “Tailored activities” in Psychiatry and I thought I could treat anxiety disorders or eating disorders of athletes; alternatively I would like to evaluate to attend the departments of Orthopedics (to treat the various athletic injuries) or even Physiatry, for rehabilitation

What you currently deal with

Besides being a student, I’m a long-distance triathlon athlete

The strong point of studying at San Raffaele

Classrooms, laboratories, latest-generation technologies that allow students to be trained in an avantgard structure

Your best quality

Dedication

Favorite quote

Rome wasn’t built in a day

Your dream in the drawer

To combine my passion for triathlon with a career in scientific studies

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