I took courses across multiple disciplines, yet I remained remote from the ideas presented – until I met my professor for General Chemistry during my junior year. I enjoyed the class lectures, and I attended the professor’s office hours often that she asked me to become a learning assistant (LA) for the course. As luck would have it, I acquired the job title. With the help of four other LAs, I assisted the professor teach a class of two hundred students. The five of us met weekly and collaborated with the professor on lesson plans while answering students’ questions during lecture.
Throughout our lives, we are tested in various ways, even if it doesn’t directly affect us. Furthermore, our friends and family can encounter difficulties throughout their lives that can touch yours as well. When something like this happens, it can be tough to push through, I’ll be the first one to tell you that. When I was Fourteen, I discovered that my father was ill, I learned about cancer, and I watched him complete months and months of treatments and agony just for the cancer to return in a condensed period of time. After it was all said and done, it almost seemed as he had been suffering for nothing.
Besides, it is my parents dream to see me in the future as an independent professional doctor. As soon as those relatives heard me saying that I wanted to become a doctor, they started judging my parents and my decision. I remember that once, an uncle took almost an hour explaining me the pros and cons of studying Medicine. In other words, he was convincing me to change my mind and to study something related to Art or Business, since these careers take less time compared to Medicine. This modern Indian society’s opinion is that Medicine is a not suitable for girls because the career is way too long and that women need to get married by the age of twenty-three or
First, one must go to four years of college or university and have either a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry. After attending college they must go through four years of medical school, while there, they will learn all of the anatomy, pharmacology physiology, pathophysiology, and pathology. Once graduating medical school, you are awarded an M.D. or D.O. (Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree, you can apply for a limited medical license and can be referred to a physician.
I am a first generation student pursuing a medical career. Since my great grandmother died of cancer in 2004, I was interested in medicine. I gained interest in pharmacy my sophomore year in college from a college roommate who was also pursuing medicine. She gave me a different perspective on the career field. Since this encounter, I have shadowed several different pharmacists located in Columbia, South Carolina.
Bedour Basalamah PERSONAL STATEMENT My name is Bedour Basalamah, a Saudi Arabian woman who graduated in 2013 from King Abdul-Aziz University, College of Sciences “Biochemistry Department”. Due to my interest in Biomedical field, half of my internship period was spent in that section. After graduation, as I want to practice what I learned from my studies, I had undergone to a training program at King Fahd General Hospital in the laboratory department as a laboratory technician for one year. During training year, I gained experiences from each section that I passed through such as Immunology, Tissue Typing, PCR, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Parasitology, Histology, Virology, Hematology and Blood Bank. After that, I had a chance to work at the
As I mentioned before, I am planning to study and prepare for medical school while attending University. Once I graduate college with a Bachelor’s degree in either Biology or Pre-Medicine, I will be attending medical school. A plethora of people seem to be intimidated by the idea of eight years of schooling, but this excites me. I have a passion for education, especially when I am interested in what I am learning. The topic of healthcare is extremely interesting, so I know I will enjoy my academic journey.
Reflecting on how I have gotten where I am, I remembered a first-year undergraduate version of myself. I was a science major succeeding at everything but my science classes. I considered switching my major, I even considered switching universities, but I decided to stand up to the challenge that I had accepted upon matriculation and simply try harder. I admittedly didn’t have a strong science background upon entering college and it was disappointing seeing my fellow students barely study and get A’s on tests, while I studied constantly for a B-. However, this determination for success paid off by my sophomore year when I began to thrive in my science coursework.
Therefore, for six months, I served as an intern at a medical diagnosis laboratory. During the internship, I had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Aye Aye Min, a senior pathologist, and assisted her in dissecting biopsies, running HER-2 tests and assessing patients ' serums for determining pathological conditions. The internship experience had strengthened my interests in the inter-relationships between molecular mechanisms and pathological phenotypes. Working as an intern, I had an opportunity to visit Yangon General Hospital and Yangon Blood Bank while transporting samples. I learned about the real quality of medical diagnosis available for ordinary people.
The perceptions of first year medical students, a cross sectional study Introduction: Human anatomy has been taught to medical students by dissection of conserved, bequeathed cadavers for many centuries (1). Across the globe dissection occupied the central role in teaching and learning till recently, but with the advent of new technologies and the evolution of new teaching and learning methods, many medical schools have been implementing major reforms in anatomy teaching. A concept called problem-based learning (PBL) has garnered a lot of attention in some of the universities in developed countries (2-5). It consists of teaching the subject using PBL lectures, pre-dissected specimens, practical classes, and learning using multimedia including few dissection