With limited resources in Pakistan I had to rely greatly on my own clinical expertise rather than expensive laboratory and radiological tests. And this has polished my clinical skills as a physician. I believe that combining my clinical aptitude with the resources available in your hospital would make me well suited for practicing and learning Medicine in the US. By applying my prior experience and knowledge in the hospital and clinics, I can immediately be a productive member of the medical team. Also, nearly one year of US clinical experience provided me with a strong training and educational foundation.
They have to be ready to do anything” (Friedman 294). Why are these so called great adapters good for our valley? It’s quite simple. Having a medical student who is trained in many different fields and aspects gives them more value—they are able to accommodate more patients, especially if they are not specialized in any particular field. Jeremy Graham, a local osteopathic physician and medical school teacher for both WSU and UW, says that “a physician shortage is particularly acute in primary care, especially rural areas” (quoted by Walters).
I chose TTUHSC SOM because of the ability to learn medicine in a place that values the art of patient care in its foundation as well as the ability to do anything I hope to do in medicine guided by the strength of its mission and the care that TTUHSC SOM provides for its students. I would like to conduct my medical career in a setting that converges between urban and rural settings. My parents brought their strong work ethic from Ghana, cultivated on their family’s farms, to Austin, Texas where it was critical in encouraging my own desire to work in close contact with a diverse population of patients. My experiences in the communities I’ve lived in and health care have provided me with the insight to work within both types of areas. My most prominent experiences in health care have come from working in clinics that serve underserved populations.
Physician shadowing was the first real experience I had in the medical field outside of personal ailments. Each experience provided me with important insight into the day-to-day activities of both physicians and medical students. It also showed me the responsibility physicians carry. Responsibility is something I have worked on tremendously in response to these observations. I was able to apply it to both my academic and personal life to great benefit.
With the support network I already have there, it would be an excellent location to study for a year of medical school. A large draw for me is the longitudinal integrated clerkship as well. The new curriculum strongly fits my learning style and interest in forming long-term relationships with patients and preceptors. The
Before I made a decision about who I wanted to volunteer for, I had to be positive about my choice. There are a number of nonprofit organizations that are tremendous choices; however, I chose Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to volunteer for because it engrossed me the most. By choosing to volunteer for Le Bonheur, I was able to witness medical miracles
This understanding has allowed me to grow tremendously. Without a doubt, this process of maturing has prepared me for the rigors of medical school. There will be many new challenges even some of the worst of experiences or things will fall apart, but I know that things will get better if I take them one step at a time. With this in mind, my aim is to become a doctor who is able to stand in her patients’ shoes and be sensitive to their symptoms and try to meet all of their needs and particularly those beyond their illness. I look forward to making my dreams a reality and await with pleasure the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to improve the lives of others through
I am not just interested in becoming a Physician Assistant; I dream of, and am driven to become one. I have been fascinated by the medical field as long as I can remember. I had the opportunity to begin scribing for a physician and absolutely loved the patient interaction, the variety of duties that had to be accomplished and the fact that for some people a fifteen to twenty minute appointment may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of a day or life, but to those who were being seen, their lives are instantly changed for the better. I learned such a vast amount of knowledge every single day I worked there. I grew to love the medical field more and more and am confident I was meant to work my hardest to be able to provide care to patients as my life occupation; specifically rural areas like the one I grew up in.
I can’t think of anything more rewarding that I’d enjoy doing besides helping people in need. I believe being a respiratory therapist would be good for me, as I would be good for this field as well. I truly believe I’m everything that is required of this field, people-oriented, dependable, flexible, honest, compassionate, hardworking and willing to learn. I always pictured myself working in a hospital setting. When it comes to something I want to do the rest of my life, I want to feel and know what I’m doing is something important.
Having the opportunity to listen to patients during their interactions with physicians while shadowing in primary care practices was most profound to my journey of pursuing a career in medicine. Often the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions are regarded as most important in providing successful care to patients. However, from my experience shadowing, it became apparent that the act of listening to patients is just as essential to the practice of clinical medicine. While shadowing, I was amazed of how often and to the extent patients would disclose their thoughts, feelings, and fears to their physician. I began to understand that to be a physician is much more than treating the body itself, but caring for all of its components— physically,
1. Why do you want to be part of the UW Premed Exec team? I want to be part of the UW Premed Exec Team because I want to aid in its effort to make accurate information and worthwhile resources about medicine-related careers accessible to others also pursuing a career in medicine. Half the battle to actualizing a medical career is knowing what, when, where, how, and why, questions that are more so relevant today than ever before, considering the incredible rate at which the medical landscape is and will continue to transform. To mitigate some of the stress involved in pursuing such a career path – answering most of the what, when, where, how, and why -- I want to be at the forefront of medical education education.
Through becoming a nurse I aspire to take my education in medicine and delegate my efforts to not only improving the medical status of my patients but also to improve the mental well being of them as well. My experience growing into a world where prime physical health was not an option, the opportunity to see how a staff of passionate nurses can contribute to the mental stability and growth of a patient was an honor and inspiration that drives my passion for this career choice. Also, over the last few years I have grown a particular interest in medical research and would love to take his passion with me to expand my interest and contribute to the extensive research program at
The thought of me becoming a doctor and attending to the needs of others is gratifying. My ability to investigate the source of an illness, empathize with patients, think critically and employ a treatment plan for a person 's ailments, intrigues me. The ever-present nature of health problems in my family made me realize that as a doctor I could treat the sufferers of pain and disease, and heal them so that they become stronger and healthier individuals. One of the largest factors which influenced me to pursue a career in STEAM arose from my passion for volunteering. At sixteen, with an early interest in the medical field, I joined the Valhalla Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Not only do I think that the study of life is the most fascinating subject, but I also love that there are so many career options with a social aspect. Preferably, I would like to be working with patients directly. By working with people in the medical field, not only are you able to talk to patient directly, but you have the privilege of helping them. I know that choosing to be a biology major is the right decision for me. Through my classes in high school to my volunteering at the hospital, I know that biology is my
I have also developed my time management and team working skills and am aware that these are essential qualities for working in a medical field. My confidence in handling complex tasks has increased because I was supporting patients with chronic conditions, caused by the long term effects of smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity and drug abuse. I gained a holistic knowledge of how an individual’s lifestyle is related to these treatments. After I successfully completed my work experience, I attended a lecture on physiology courses which were available at several universities. This further convinced me to embark upon a physiology career.