My name is Logan Metz – I am asking humbly for help in my situation.
I am currently a medical student transplanted from Louisiana, USA to Dnipro, Ukraine.
My battle with finances started last year: I was a fourth year medical student, three months from graduation. Unfortunately, after a civil litigation with the medical school I attended, in response to a criminal proceeding that proved I was not guilty, I was forced to leave the school. If you know about medical schools in America, you may know that it is very difficult to get in, and burning a bridge with one burns a bridge with all schools. This is due to “The Dean’s Letter” which is included in transcripts and has places for the school to use personal text to convey feelings and events with students.
So, refusing to give up my career over unprofessionalism, I brought myself to Ukraine to finish my education. A medical degree from any school in the world’s catalogue of accredited medical schools is valid for continued studies in residency/specialization.
Due to expenses throughout medical school and for interviews at the end of the education, I used all of my credit limit, expecting to have a residency job to support my debt. Now, I am buried in the debt I accumulated without the job that I thought I would have. Then moving to Ukraine at the end of February 2020, the global pandemic and Ukraine’s strict quarantine protocols, schools were postponed, and any possible supporting jobs were made unavailable.
Thank you for listening to my story – I can send proof of my student loans ($201,000), my American passport, my Ukrainian identification card, my credit debt ($18,000), and whatever else you would want to see to validate my story.
I am certainly not asking for my debts to be erased (especially the federal student loans), but any help with my credit debt would save me grief and allow me to buy food, water, and rent for my apartment without worrying where the money will come from.