After transferring to Ohio State from Puerto Rico as an undergraduate, I was able to successfully adapt and work in a different environment with a different language in order to work together with a group of people of different backgrounds. This work led to the publication of two research papers. I look forward to continuing teamwork and strengthening these qualities as a resident. During my surgical oncology rotations, I was able to develop and practice analytical skills that are necessary in order to effectively diagnose and treat. In addition, I was given the opportunity to further develop communication skills when conferring with patients and technical skills with the surgical team.
I aspire to serve in the United States Army as a medical officer. The fast paced and comprehensive overview of the healthcare system that Project Healthcare offers will be a great test to affirm my career goals. Your rigorous clinic rotation schedule will be a great preview of the challenges ahead during my clerkship years of medical school and internship after graduation. The experiences will serve to make me a better medical student and intern. Of course, interacting with the dynamic environment of the Emergency Department will develop the quick-thinking and problem solving skills necessary to be a successful physician.
I was thinking to become a nurse when I was visited my son’s High School Career Day when an APRN gave a speech that inspired me to become a nurse. The APRN had double major in Nurse Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner, and she appeared to enjoy her profession. Her admiration coupled with motivation from my family background developed my interest to pursue a career in nursing profession. Several years ago I earned another degree in health care that I challenged myself by obtaining new experiences, and thus developed my education and professional skills. I have been working for several years in the hospital practicing caring skills in different fields of health care profession, as EKG technician, going from Med-Surg, ER, ICU and others.
And I continued to develop throughout my residency, presenting abstracts at CAP and ASCP meetings, being fortunate enough to obtain a travel award for ASCP 2017 meeting. Also, I was also able to contribute to our residency program through my interest in informatics, since I have been actively involved with the maintenance and improvement of our program’s website. I believe that my informatics knowledge will be advantageous in my career as a cytopathologist. In my quest to become a competent cytopathologist, I want to continue to improve my knowledge and diagnostic skills. I am confident that a fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Cytopathology Department would provide me with a tremendous opportunity to pursue my interests, help me to achieve my dreams and refine my skills as a diagnostic cytopathologist.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who focus on relieving pain for surgical patients. Anesthesiologists administer anesthetics which prevent patients from feeling any pain and sensations. Also, anesthesiologists monitor patient’s vital signs and administer anesthetics during surgical procedures. In addition, they observe patients after an operation, and during recovery, they administer the appropriate medications. They can also treat patients who have conditions that cause chronic pain.
It is recommended for healthcare workers to obtain all these qualities as, "… they are called upon to communicate sensitive information to patients and families, effectively communicate changes in patients ' condition to physicians and other healthcare workers, and relay vital health information to peers during handoffs"(Farra et al., 2014, pp. 492-496). This overall comes to show that, understanding all the different component that makes up effective communication will benefit the therapeutic relationship between patients and healthcare workers in many
The National and Midwifery council (NMC) 2008 code of conducts emphasise the importance of communication, stating that nurse must communicate in a way the patient can understand the information they need about their health. Therefore, for the nurses to succeed in reassuring, motivating, empowering and understanding Mary’s concerns, they must be able to communicate effectively with her and her family (Randall
Accountability and responsibility are fundamental components of professional nursing practice. Being accountable for one’s actions means that nurses and midwives must be prepared to justify the decisions they make. All healthcare staff, whether they are students, HCAs, nurses or doctors, owe a duty of care to a patient, and must ensure that decisions are always made in their best interests. A duty of care is imposed upon these individuals by law, and exists even if they are not directly responsible for a patient’s care. Arising from this duty of care is an obligation to protect confidential information.
According to CNO, Nurse should advocate for clients to acquire information before consenting to, or refusing, care, treatment (CNO, 2009, p. 7). “In Ontario, legislation and common law require that the wishes of clients or substitute decision-makers be respected” (CNO, 2009, p.
The expectations that the clinical instructor has for each student is presented to us and we must rise to meet the standard in which we take on a new role that semester. I have quickly learned the techniques and methods needed for each clinical site. I transitioned from a sophomore learning basic skills in the lab to a senior taking on multiple patients and using skills learned a couple of years ago. This final semester we have the opportunity to take on the role of a nurse by following them throughout their
I have informed my mentor about Mrs. A’s concerns and she was given comprehensive information about the support groups and organisations that are there to help her and her family during her admission (NICE, 2011). Besides, providing therapeutic communication to encourage the patient to give consent to the admission is an act of beneficence because it prevents causing harms and improves the patient’s wellbeing (Edwards, 2009). It was a good experience for me since I have learned the importance of communication as one of the fundamental aspects in nursing (Balzer Riley, 2000). I have learned that therapeutic communication works wonders. I was complimented by my mentor who boosted my confidence and encouraged me to continue doing better since provision of reassurance and honest compliment from the preceptor is a foundation for student development and independence (Ingwerson, 2014).
Thus, in the interest of patient advocacy, as a nurse in your facility, I will seek to improve the practices that will keep my patients safe and promote their healing. I aim to achieve this goal with the help of your institution by working hard, continually advancing my education, and using evidence-based findings to guide my
I provide all the information necessary which allows each patient to accept or decline care. NPs are in a position to empower patients with health knowledge, not only do I view myself as a medical provider, but also as a partner in health to influence healthy behaviors to increase positive health outcomes. The family component is crucial to improving health, as an NP I evaluate the family unit to assess for moral support. Families are encouraged to ask questions and seek assistance in dealing with complex medical issues. As a novice NP in adult/gerontology primary care and occupational health, the Shuler model will play a crucial role in my professional development as its constructs address all the essential components of an advanced practice nursing model that are important to my practice: person, health, environment, nursing and NP role.
My analytical skills developed through my research further my ability to develop diagnoses and handle complicated surgical patients. Finally my strong interpersonal skills both with patients and physicians that have been demonstrated through my clerkships and involvement in multiple physician organizations provide ideal characteristics in a career which demands such skills. With only months remaining until medical school graduation, I strive to turn my surgical rotation experiences into practice and excel at these teachings so that I may work to perfect my service to patients—what I appreciate to be the art of medicine. An ideal residency is one that will support me in this pursuit through strong resident education and in challenging me to further improve myself. In addition, exposure to wide variety of casework and early operational exposure to optimize experience in the operating room is important.
This program emphasizes team-based learning by allowing us to collaborate in teams to discuss and complete assignments. Learning from each other helps us get deep and enduring understanding of topics. As a part of this program, I interact with people from different parts of the world. These teamwork and communication skills I am learning here will be of great help during my residency. I am looking for a residency program where I can indulge my intellectual curiosity and immerse myself in the study of Internal Medicine.