Mikuláš Benda

* 1997


Open Gate Grammar School, graduated in 2016


First Medical Faculty of Charles University, Czech Republic, General Medicine, beginning 2016



Favourite subjects

Biology and Chemistry


Successfully graduate from Charles University in General Medicine, choose a residency for postgraduate certification, keep focusing on my favorite pastimes listed below, and find a job in my field.

Interests and hobbies

Sports have always been the most important extracurricular activity for me; they have helped keep not just my body but also my mind in shape. Since my studies are difficult, I find it important to relax mentally and combat stress, and sports are perfect for that. My other interests include music, friends, films and board games.

Student resume

Having been a student of the elementary school in Hoštka, my home village, for seven years, I read about Open Gate in a newspaper, and I eventually made it my dream grammar school despite the difficult admissions process. The transfer was not easy for me but, after six wonderful years, the generous support from The Kellner Family Foundation helped me to pass both the Czech school-leaving examination and the International Baccalaureate (IB).

At Open Gate School, I took an interest in science, which was further bolstered by internships working on molecular biology, mouse genetics and cancer research. While I enjoyed my time in the lab, it made me realize that this type of work would not fulfill me as much as the study of the human body at a university would. This conviction grew even stronger the more I learned about Biology and Chemistry, and so I finally decided to study medicine. In addition, I seek to help people around me, which I believe is one of the chief principles of the study of medicine.

Mikuláš Benda

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28. February 2021

Pharmacology is conquered, aka. the most...

The summer semester has begun, and I have so far completed 12...

16. November 2020

Second Wave

Lockdown has arrived, and with it a partial lockdown of our university. I hoped that it would...

16. November 2020

Second Wave

Lockdown has arrived, and with it a partial lockdown of our university. I hoped that it would...

6. August 2020

Medicine distance learning, DIY third ye...

Third year, specifically this summer semester, has been one of...

3. February 2020

Microbiology and studying of the yellow pages...

I managed to finish the winter semester in the first week of...

29. November 2019

First contact with patients

We entered the third year with a feeling, that we are getting...

23. July 2019

A third of M.D. is over

The summer semester was over faster than I expected and the exams were closer every day. Winter...

17. February 2019

Physiology, also known as Chaos Inc.

The winter semester took off in the same manner as the first...

18. November 2018

Introduction to the second year

After almost 4 months of well-deserved summer holidays, which...

11. July 2018


Despite being in the Individual study program (ISP), my summer semester has been quite packed...

4. March 2018

And the anatomy again...

The winter semester has surprisingly passed quickly and quite smoothly. Past semester I have...

27. November 2017

New year, similar footsteps

The cycle is repeating and I am again slowly returning to heavy...

6. July 2017

The "war" is still not over

The first year on the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University...

6. March 2017

Fast decisions are a key to success

Despite the fear, tension and oncoming dates of my exams, I have...

18. November 2016

Medicine - study, study and study

After almost 2 months of my university studies, an immense amount...

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