In the past 18 months, I have continued to shadow various physicians across a variety of specialties that serve different communities. Each time, I am amazed at their ability to heal patients with various ailments. This sense of wonder leaves me wanting to learn more and motivates me to eventually become a physician that has the ability to heal all of these patients as well. In addition, I have shadowed physicians for their full twelve-hour shifts, so I have seen all of the aspects of the career. Though there may be some less desirable aspects, such as the required time spent completing charts, I realize the importance of it.
Through my studies of human expression and its reflection of how people deal with world events in different ways, I developed sensitivity to other worldviews that continues to prove useful through my daily interactions with people of different backgrounds. I have learned that just like art, medicine involves pattern recognition and derives insight from experiences. Similarly, what I especially enjoy about being a medical assistant is interacting with patients on a daily basis and getting to be a part of their medical experiences, even if it is just by lending an ear. The experiences on my path to a career in medicine have made me want to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of those around me – a difference that leaves my patients in a better condition than they were in before I met them.
Holding a diploma in my hands and going to college has been one of my dearest dreams; I have always believed in reaching my maximum potential and dreamed numerous times of being able to go to medical school, study, help and lead my community through the medical field. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to become a doctor, I have always been amazed and feel an immense interest in learning specifically about biology and medicine; I feel a serious motivation towards understanding how the human body works; each organ, tissue and every cell interests me; I desire to learn and understand how the diseases manifest, how to diagnose and master each technique to treat them;I am extremely committed to my education and to reaching my goal which is to become a doctor.
It was through my experiences, from working as a volunteer in a city-wide event to my research and clinical experiences, that helped me to not only emphasize and expand upon my interests, but also better understand what a doctor really was and the intimate relationship formed between patients and doctors. Like the doctors I met, as a doctor, I hope to emphasize the importance of positive patient communication as a part of the patient’s overall
Not a single person in my family is involved in medicine. Nor do they enjoy being anywhere near the doctor’s office or a hospital so naturally, I had no exposure to medicine till my high school years except for being a fan of medical television such as Grey’s Anatomy and House. During this time, I became privy to a different side of medicine and health care. Shadowing doctors and volunteering in a hospital, I was fascinated by the unique language that separated the hospital from the world outside.
The feeling of having your stomach in knots before jumping out of a plane, racing motorcycles, or driving through the desert is a hard feeling to replicate. I am glad that medicine has found me, because it to elicits a feeling of uncertainty and that is motivating to strive harder to be smarter to take better care of people, to make one less mistake then you did yesterday. While I will always enjoy my hobbies that most people shake their heads at in disbelief, I am lucky enough to have found a calling that brings out that same drive and determination to do what others wont, and to learn what others haven't. Entering a career in medicine where doctors are held to unthinkable standards, and no mistake can be a big one is a challenge I look forward to facing in my pursuit to care for
Why did you decide to become a physician and how do you plan to use your time as an undergraduate student to reach your goal? *
As I grew older, these traits stayed and my need to help others grew. Because of my medical exposure, I know how helpful doctors can be, and my math/science wired brain enjoys digging into the science behind humans. These things grew my interest in the medical field, and this coming summer, I start my long path towards becoming a physician. I’m not sure what field I will focus on, but I still have six years until I need to decide.
It is wholly understandable that a school such as the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has outstanding applicants applying in this current cycle, but unlike most who focus primarily on grades, I have taken steps to ultimately improve both my grades and character. My greatest trait is my ability to overcome adverse situations with the proper development and resources. WVSCOM statement of a “personal touch” and “cutting edge technology” are key aspects that will ensure academic success. The WVSCOM rural primary care effort for primary, rural, care is also essential to furthermore developing a competent medical professional.
As he was telling me this, he never once seemed bitter or dejected. Instead, he was welcoming, expressive and positive about our conversation. To see how medicine was from the physician’s stand point, I shadowed my personal physician. I was able to see the side of medicine, more specifically the aspects of medicine that are held outside of the hospital and in the private practice setting and how the impact that a caring physician had on patients, even in non-life threatening
I'm always looking up diseases and when I hear my grandmother talking about her cases I always ask her when I don't understand something. In my senior year I took anatomy and I was one of the best students in the class. With only 20 years old I already know how to take blood pressure, how to give shots, how to put in IVs, and I have even seen surgeries. I am a student that knows what I want because I have had the chance to shadow a doctor and learn some practical skills. The fact that I have been able to do these things has made me love medicine more and I am sure of my decision of becoming a
Among the various skills that I possess, I believe that my passion for serving others will most profoundly impact my shadowing program experience. As a physician, it is one’s foremost duty to care for the needs of others, doing no harm in the process. I firmly believe that the sole way to complete the lengthy journey to becoming a physician is to possess both a strong work ethic and a strong desire for serving others. My parents divorced when I was six years old. Even at such a young age, I remember members of our church filing into our house night after night with meals.
Wanting to become a medical professional at a young age and gaining a better understanding of the various roles they have in a patient’s life through the years, helped me realize that I want to be a Physician Assistance. I have chosen to build my career as a Physician Assistance because I understand the significance of a life and want to have an impact on patients’ lives and make a difference. This profession is suitable for the lifestyle I want in the future because I plan on having children one day, and I want to be able to be there for them while they grow
One of my future goals and the most important one is to become a doctor. It is my life dream, and the only thing I am seeking for. Doctor is someone capable to save and help others life in ways that are not possible in other careers. Being a doctor for me is not just like any job, it is achieving a dream I have since I was 6 years old. One of the main reasons I picked this major is my family; my family members are almost all doctors, and my dad too.