Growing up children have think they know what they want to be when they grow up but as they progress and get older they’re ideal career changes for the most part based on the changes they go threw themselves and experiences. For example I wanted to be an Actress because I would to watch the a lot of movies on the daily basis but then as I got older that changed, my ideal job now is have a good paying job and not have to work excess hours. I Chose Dental assisting because the dentistry field has a lot to offer I have always wanted to work in the health field and unlike medical nursing, Dental Assistants have more control of their schedule also they have a wide variety of options from working in private offices to working in public health departments also offers good hours, pay and
Being a Dental Assistant changed my view-point in healthcare, I have learned a lot being lead dental assistant. There have been many times in my career as a dental assistant, when I would learn something new, whether it was related to health field or learning something new from my peers. Just when had started achieving the experience in dentistry, I met a major accident, which had major impact on me. I was asked to take bed rest and was advised to not assist as a dental assistant, due to increasing pain in back. Therefore, I had to reconsider about my career planning and development.
In my 5 years with the company I was cross-trained in multiple positions to fit the company’s needs. As a Veterinary Technician, I showcased my veterinary skillset daily such as diagnostic work for hospitalization, anesthesia monitoring, and administrating medication. As a Receptionist & Client Services Associate, I performed administrative office duties such as inputting information of health records and billing into the company database all in a fast paced environment.
1) Shadowing – General Surgery, 27 hours 2) Shadowing – Emergency Medicine, 16 hours 3 ) Shadowing – Orthopedic Surgery, 16 hours 4) Shadowing – Family Medicine, 8 hours 5) EMT Clinical Training – During clinical training, I was part of the patient care team in the emergency department of a level one trauma center. I also spent time with a community hospital and a fire department ambulance service. 28 hours 6) Medical Service Trip to Nicaragua – My peers and I assisted in the operation of a cost-free clinic in rural Nicaragua. We triaged patients, helped in the pharmacy, provided fluoride treatments to children, and assisted our healthcare professionals in the execution of their duties.
Rashid Ahmed Guided Reflection Questions Opening Questions How did the simulated experience of Rashid Ahmed’s case make you feel? Overall, the simulation case of Mr. Ahmed was a positive experience that makes me feel in control and challenged by the situation. I perform multiple nursing skills and acknowledge acquired during lectures. For example, in reference to fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance information, I was able to identify the needs of a dehydrated patient.
My love of the healthcare world began at very early age. I was always so fascinated by how the human body worked and the healthcare workers who would fix it when it broke. when I was about 5 years old and saw a toy doctors kit and knew I had to have it. Hours spent honing my doctoring skills with my favorite doll as my star patient. Even after over a decade in the medical field that love and curiosity for medicine never wavered.
During my sophomore year, I was fortunate enough to shadow an internist. I came in every other day and observed his interaction with patients. He managed patients from different age groups and diverse backgrounds. Various illnesses come through that door and I was there to witness aspects of it. I interacted with patients per the physician’s permission to do as such.
Clinical experience was meaningful and learned many things about some specific patients. In the morning I attended some call lights, did some diaper changed, and helped pass out trays. I also help fed Mrs. M.S by bringing to the dining room and fed her. Throughout I maintain professionalism and provided caring. Midday I was with Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy.
A few things have changed since last time I applied to dental school. I received my Dental Assistant certificate last year from the Delaware County Community College. I also obtained my Radiology and Health Safety certification through the Dental Assistant National Board. The certificate allows me to expose and develop dental radiographs. Due to my new certificates, I have been able to perform more duties at the dental practice like taking alginate impressions, mixing cements, exposing radiographs and chairside assisting .
The obstacles and opportunities that we experience in our lives collectively shape and define who we are and who we aspire to become. When I made the decision to dedicate my career to helping others through the practice of medicine, I couldn’t have imagined a more fitting specialty than Interventional Radiology. My past experiences as well as my work ethic and intellectual curiosity solidified my passion towards radiology. Furthermore, my penchant for patient care and procedural medicine attracted me towards interventional radiology. Early on, during high school, my interests focused mainly on engineering, computer systems and software.
On April 18, 2017, I completed clinic rotation at Prince George’s County Health Department (PGCHD). We were scheduled for two shifts (morning and afternoon). PGCHD proves dental services for low-income children, high-risk patients, and moms-to-be of Prince George’s County residents. Patients are able to receive preventive and restorative care within the clinic. Days before going to PGCHD I was apprehensive, especially since it would be my first time treating children.