I took a cadaver class last year where we reviewed what we had learned from previous anatomy and physiology classes. The professor of that class is a general surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital, and he showed us how to do certain medical procedures while we got to practice using the cadaver. We dissected the cadaver as well as learned to suture. That class was by far my favorite class I’ve taken since I’ve been in college, and it made me feel very excited for my future working in the medical
Ever since I was a little girl my dream was to grow up and be a doctor, and i still have that dream. My choice of major is Biology: Anatomy and Physiology to later go on to medical school and become an ER physician. I feel like I have always been push to be a doctor and that is why I just ended up really getting into it more and more as I grew older. I actually grew up with a variety of people in the medical field including my mother, which is when I truly realized that science and the human body fascinated me. I was ten when my mom decided to become a Medical Assistant (MA), and she would always take me to her classes with her
During my junior year of high school, I changed my mind on what I wanted to go to school for. Being a veterinary technician is an exciting job, you are always on your feet doing something, whether it being giving routine shots or assisting during a surgery. I chose to do my PREP Project on veterinary technology so that I was able to get an inside look into what I wanted to pursue, to make sure that it was the right choice for me. In May of 2015, I called the Beckwith Veterinary Hospital in Modesto, California and asked them if any of their veterinary technicians would be able to be my mentor.
My nursing experience began in July of 2005, when I began working at Kaiser Permanente as a certified medical assistant. As a medical assistant (MA), the MA can do something as minor as checking someone’s weight, to administering immunizations under the supervision of the LVN or the physician. The things I did over the seven years as a MA, was limited and I began feeling complacent and wanted to do more with my career. I continued my education with the assistance of the company I worked for, and received my LVN in 2012. There, I transitioned to a department that is considered a high-risk perinatal unit.
I first became interested in UCLA by attending the “I’m Going to College” events during middle school. After attending my first event I was awestruck with the passion and pride the university students had. That night I came home to research the nursing programs provided. The thought of potentially being able to complete my clinical immersions at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is something I am looking forward to. The Wooden Center is also something at UCLA I am interested to get involved with.
For thirteen years, I heard, "What we keep we lose; only what we give remains our own.", the mission statement of St.Catherine 's School in Richmond, Virginia, and these words float in my mind each time I am introduced to an audience to speak about my journey into medical research. High school science teacher: Good morning, today we are pleased to welcome Dr.Ava Fuller. Dr.Fuller holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and her area of research focuses on the causes and symptoms of Alzheimer 's disease. Dr.Fuller’s interest in biology piqued in sixth grade upon viewing a single-celled organism wiggling under a microscope. Five years later, while sitting in an honors-level biology class, much like this one, her intrigue grew.
My future plans include going off to Utica College for nursing. I have known my major since I was five years old and my education that has been provided has only encouraged my decision. Even though I am going off into the medical field, my time spent playing sports, being in the drama club, national honors society, and participating in community has actually influenced my decision to do so. The mission statement to be educationally affective and academically effective has been shown through and through here at Little
Ever since I was about 8 or 9 years old I always knew I wanted to be something in the healthcare field. I knew that I was interested and fascinated by the human body and wanted to learn more. I was always exposed to the healthcare field because my grandmother was CNA and my great grandmother was a registered nurse. So growing up around them I learned a lot of medical things.
My research project with the Iowa Violent Death Prevention Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exposed me to the causes of violent death in Iowa and I produced a report for the state detailing suicide data and advocating prevention methods. I served as a Student Leader Board Member at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where I managed hundreds of volunteers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, tracking their hours and working on projects to benefit the patient and family experience. I was recently chosen to be the Chairperson of the Student Leader Board and will manage over 700 college student volunteers over the coming year. However, I started out as a typical volunteer in the hospital, mostly in the pediatric inpatient units. There, I met a vibrant young patient who taught me a great deal about the power of listening.
I have participated in sports my entire life and have always desired to pursue a career in athletics. Samford University has exactly what I am looking for. I intend to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training before enrolling in medical school to become a Sports Medicine Doctor. I have experienced sports related injuries myself and would love to help others with their injuries. My goal is to prevent, diagnose, and heal injuries in competitive and non-competitive athletes, as well as the general public.
During this time I realized that nursing is what I was meant to do. I found my passion as a teen volunteer. During high school I have participated in many different activities and clubs. As a member of River Valley’s NHS chapter I serve as chair of the blood drive committee. I coordinate the blood drives throughout the school year along with the co-chairs and the red cross.
After the shadowing program, I attended a 4-week program at the University of Pennsylvania called PennMed. Most days involved exciting activities, such as learning to suture, CPR, performing an ultrasound on ourselves, and even studying anatomy using real corpses. It was during the last two days of the program where I discovered how interested I am in conducting undergraduate research. I’m not sure if it was the silence, everyone’s concentration, or the fact that their research in immunotherapy for treating cancer was going to potentially save millions of lives, but I was immediately drawn to that environment. I could literally see myself being part of that, learning and research, at the Undergraduate Teaching Labs, or in any other research opportunity that JHU offers.
During my five week course in HCL – 315 Team Development, I have learned a lot regarding what to expect with being a team member and working in a team. The class helped understand what a person should know when you are working in a team, especially in the health care field. The course highlighted the methods of building effective teams, how to address the management of conflict within the team and teambuilding. The first week of the course we started with completing the Reef Survival Exercise, in which a group of people where stranded what order is materials that were presented to us are important to have in the group of people.
Sometimes all it takes is a good book or even a re-memorable night to leave a strong impression on us. The impression can leave us with bad thoughts about something or provide us with a new aspect of looking at life. The t.v. show Grey's Anatomy leaves me with positive impressions after every episode I watch. The setting takes place in the medical field which i aspire to go into. It shows what heartbreaks are like, and the self motivation and strength it takes to join this career path.