Shadowing also allowed me to understand that physicians are just as human as everyone else. The ones I shadowed cared deeply about their patients and at times need to take a moment to decompress. These qualities are something I have carried with me and hope to implement one day as a physician
How has the clinical experience changed you as a person? I think the clinical experience has had a positive impact on my life. I feel I have slowly discovered how much I enjoy working in a hospital setting. I figured I would enjoy taking x-rays, but you never truly know until you are actually in the environment. In a way I have become more caring as a person, especially when you see newborn babies struggling and fighting for their lives.
For instance, one in five adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental illness, with this having been such a huge population, people often disregard how important mental health is. Psychiatry has been a specialist I am considering because of the holistic approach to the health of a patient and I want a direct impact on patient’s in a field that has been
My personal characteristics, experiences, and professional and personal goals both align with those promoted by the National Academy of Kinesiology and will greatly contribute to my success in the field of kinesiology and ultimately, as a physical therapist. Some of my most prominent characteristics include my compassion, empathy, and caring nature. My desire to relate and build relationships will aid me when interacting with patients and provide a comfortable environment to perform my duties in the field of Kinesiology. Many of these traits originate from my personal experience as a patient.
I learned how to approach various people I could encounter in my desired career path, physical therapy. With intelligent professionals, such as doctors and nurses, I gained knowledge on how to formally communicate with them and follow the tasks I am given. Regarding the patients of the hospital and their families, I learned how to show compassion and generosity towards strangers that have been stricken by misfortune. An important life lesson that I have acquired throughout the year is that when being involved with volunteer and leadership experience, the greatest reward is not being paid in money or recognition, but being paid in love. The people you provide service to may forget what you said and did, however, they will never forget how it made them
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,
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.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men -Cicero. My parents are both physicians working long hours to ensure every person that sets foot in their clinic was treated and treated well. I grew up watching their dedication and commitment to their profession. Witnessing the flowing gratitude and respect in their patients’ eyes was not only touching, but motivating.
When I look forward to my life in thirty years, I can see myself working in a hospital. I think that this is important to be able to see. When choosing a career, I want to be choosing it as something that I can see myself having a bright future in. Finally, I want to be a biology major with a focus on medicine because I am a people person.
When I first attended Community College of Philadelphia, I was indecisive. At first, nursing seemed like my best fit. Nursing seemed like my best choice, because I enjoy helping others, wanted to be a social change agent, and make a positive difference in one 's life. Growing up, I spent a lot of my time in and out of hospitals, due to asthma. Observing and meeting people with similar experiences made me reevaluate and reconsider nursing as a major.
The fast-changing pace of Internal Medicine appeals to me as a strong critical thinker. I enjoy the challenge of incorporating all spectrums of medicine into each differential diagnosis; every case is a new problem-solving opportunity. Internal Medicine, more than any other specialty, utilizes my personal knowledge, experience, and the assistance of my team in an all-encompassing analysis with the most up-to-date information for personalized care with each and every patient. Only with true understanding and a personal bond with a patient can one practice preventive medicine, which is a priority in all medicine, but especially important for Internal Medicine, where motivating lifestyle change is crucial. Internists, to me, are lifelong learners, which is why I feel the strongest connection toward the concentration of Internal Medicine.
The reason why I want to be in the Health Career Pathway at Chase High School, for future careers. I have been not sure about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was wanting to go into the medical field but was not sure about it. I did not know what it was about or like what areas I wanted to be in or anything. 2016 summer I was accepted into the Teen Volunteer Program at Rutherford Regional Hospital.
Numerous neighborhoods with boarded-up rundown row homes and pot hole riddled streets. Children at play, jumping rope, only to briefly retreat to the side of the road for the occasional passing car. The community playground, littered with plastic bags and discarded needles. The frequent sound of police sirens, in the distance, muddled with the daily commute of traffic noises. Nearly every alternating intersection actively being patrolled by a disheveled pan-handler.
The Physician Assistant (PA) is an essential component of a medical staff. Their duties include, Examining and treating patients, ordering and interpreting diagnostics, educating patients, and promoting overall health and wellness (“Physicians Assistants”. (2015, December 17). Retrieved May 26, 2016, from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.htm). Physician Assistants work in many different areas of medicine under the direct supervision of a primary care physician.
After studying myself and discovering my several interests, skills and personal characteristics, I have narrowed down my career choice to being a Physician’s Assistant. I know for a fact that I am attending Central Michigan University and going to take part in their Physician’s Assistant certification program. I believe that this career is the best fit for me for many reasons, such as, I know how to deal with people when problems arise, I don’t get bothered by blood or needles and that is a much needed requirement going into the medical field, also throughout my life I have taken health very seriously, and I have dealt with several injuries myself, playing sports as actively as I do, this just means I know how to sympathize with the pain others feel. In this career, I would be working in either a hospital or a doctor’s office, the environment would be consistently busy if I worked in a hospital but slow if I worked in a doctor’s office. Personally, I would want to work