My senior year of high school, I applied to one university because I the only way to be success in life was to go to that school. Fast forward to a few months later, when I received what I thought was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I was seventeen and my parents had not so great credit, it was impossible for me to get loans for a $50,000 a year school. I was devastated. Not going to college was not an option for me, but I simply did not think I was the type of student who went to community college.
1) My passion for serving the population affected by mental health issues solidified immediately after I experienced a personal triumph over depression, anxiety, and the stigma of having and addressing mental health concerns. Because I experienced firsthand restoration throughout the course of many therapy sessions, numerous psycho-educational classes, and intense study and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy, I set out to empower others the same way so many social workers had empowered me. Through obtaining a bachelor’s degree in sociology, I gained a more in-depth understanding of specific structural and institutional inequalities within society, developing a worldview that can respond analytically to the complex interactions of various
It was the recent documentary Blackfish that helped spark my interest in neuroscience. A neuroscientist (Dr. Lori Marino) and her team had, upon taking an MRI scan of an orca's brain, discovered an unusual extra lobe sat adjacent to the Limbic system. They were uncertain as to the function of the lobe but it was thought that it could have been used to process emotion or even aid the process of thought. It was then revealed that other mammals (even humans) had failed to develop this part of the brain.
1. My life experiences just happened to lead me to social work by chance; I believe it was meant to happen, however. After I got my GED when I was 18, I was left with the question: what now? Do I decide to try college, or go to work? My mother tried to go to college at Ball State, but she barely finished a year before she decided it wasn’t for her.
Becoming a physician is not merely a career choice, but rather the pursuit of what I believe is my vocation. Along with my passion for medical physiology, and diligence in academic and professional settings, I am goal-oriented, social, astute, ethical, and morally upright. Additionally, I am well rounded in the arts and sciences, and thus able to interact with people of various interests. Although these qualities, I am convinced, are indispensable, I believe that a life of complete service and personal edification is what a physician should live by. I have exhibited these attributes throughout my life experiences and educational career.
Understanding Employability: Preparing for your Future SK700-4-SP Tutor: Dr. Helen Standage Student Registration Number: 1405249 Title: Reflective Summary Word Count: 736 Date: 19th January 2015 Reflective Summary Ever since I was young I have always wanted to be a minister of religion. this is because it looked fun, it looked like it would be an interesting job, and one in which I would face the thrill of the unknown. In recent years, I have had opportunities to preach and learn within this field.
As a student nurse and pharmacy technician, I have interacted with many populations. These experiences has allowed me to sharpen my interpersonal skills. From working with patients at Howard Hospital and Providence to working with the residents of Northeast D.C., I can contribute knowledge and experience of the people that inhabit the D.C. community. This will allow me to make contributions when exploring the topic of mind, body and medicine like I could have done when my father was displaying symptoms of stroke.
A defining moment is, a significant time in one’s life that defines something, such as a person’s success or failure, or even an achievement. It is a point in one 's life where you take a step closer to who you are supposed to be. Not all defining moments are positive, however, in the end it is your decision whether those moments benefit you or hurt you. My defining moment came unexpectedly at a baseball game in Deer Creek, Oklahoma. The Yukon Millers were playing and it was a beautiful day outside.
My life has been devoted to children and families—my own, and those I 've encountered in my career as a pediatrician. My first baby was born only a few months before I started medical school, and my fifth child arrived seven years later, on the final day of my pediatric residency. These two paths—medicine and motherhood—have been inextricably intertwined; they 've often enhanced—and sometimes competed with—one another. But over the years, as I 've helped my own children journey into young adulthood and worked with countless families in my career, I 've gained some hard-earned perspective and insights into raising kids.
I am very outgoing and friendly. I am easy to get along with and love to meet new people. I am responsible, dedicated and motivated to whatever task is set in front of me. I love taking on new challenges or duties, especially when I have the opportunity to learn or grow from them. Whatever the situation may be, I am very coachable