AZCOM offers me the best chance to develop into the physician that I strive to become. The philosophy of study at this medical school is one that I agree with. Having experienced how patients are treated on a daily basis, I have learned how the average patient consists of more than a list of symptoms. There are multiple aspects to each case that must be accounted for in order to derive an effective diagnosis. I choose to pursue Osteopathic medicine because of its' preventative philosophy of treatment and the emphasis placed on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. I am certain that AZCOM can provide me with the best education in these regards and can provide me with the oppurtinity to evolve into a compassionate and respectable
I have always heard the phrase that as one journey ends another one begins, but I never truly understood how accurate this phrase could be for me. The efforts to discover what was causing my pain was an ironically distressing journey of confusion, bafflement, and disappointment up until this appointment. I will forever remember WellSpan Orthopedics because it provided a reason for my hip pain that was just dismissed by others, but opened up a whole new realm of discovery about my health.
Whenever someone sees a doctor, they automatically assume that they are medical doctors. Many people do not know that there is more than one type of doctors. This does not necessary include the field of doctors, but rather the type. The other type of doctor is known as a D.O., which is also known as an osteopathic doctor. I, myself, did not even know what a D.O. was. Also, I thought that D.O.s were beneath M.D., and that being a medical doctor was the highest level of achievement that one could accomplish in the medical field. In my previous paper, I talked about the difference between the holistic approach and the reductionism approach. My terrible medical experience made me think differently about what I wanted to get into and the way that
To me, podiatry is one of the most exciting fields in medicine. Although I have long held a desire for health sciences, before attending an appointment with a podiatrist I was unaware that such an exciting profession even existed. But after closing the doctor’s door, I opened a new door for myself.
I knew that I wanted to be a doctor since early high school. Experience in a hospital and clinic setting, both personal and professional, have given me many reasons to pursue medicine. Through these viewpoints, I have gained an understanding of patient hardships like financial and travel issues, the grief associated with loss, and the trust that accompanies putting yourself or a loved one into the hands of physicians. These experiences have built empathy and compassion in me that is necessary in medicine.
I interviewed Dr. Lee Weidauer; he has a Ph.D. in nutrition, exercise, and food science, a master’s of science in exercise science, and a Bachelor’s of science in athletic training all from South Dakota State University. He is an assistant professor. His certifications and professional memberships include ATC, ACSM, and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
The experiences on my path to a career in medicine have made me want to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of those around me – a difference that leaves my patients in a better condition than they were in before I met them. My father taught me that medicine that cares, cures, helps, and heals is of greater import than medicine that simply makes a diagnosis and prescribes a medication. I hope that one day, I will become a provider of the type of medicine that treats not only the body, but also the mind and
Morehouse School of Medicine prides itself on improving the health and well being of people of color and those in underserved populations, which I believe is congruent with my aspirations. As a teen, I spent my first two years of high school living in Montego Bay, Jamaica. My experience as an underserved minority living in the Caribbean allowed me a direct view of the health care disparities in an underserved population and gave me the unique perspective into the needs of this cohort. After that time, I went on to attend an inner-city high school plagued by violence and drug abuse. During my senior year alone, I lost three of my classmates to gun violence. These experiences are just two of many that have influenced my decision to work in a similar environment upon my completion of medical school.
In the past 18 months, I have continued to shadow various physicians across a variety of specialties that serve different communities. Each time, I am amazed at their ability to heal patients with various ailments. This sense of wonder leaves me wanting to learn more and motivates me to eventually become a physician that has the ability to heal all of these patients as well. In addition, I have shadowed physicians for their full twelve-hour shifts, so I have seen all of the aspects of the career. Though there may be some less desirable aspects, such as the required time spent completing charts, I realize the importance of it. Through these shadowing experiences, I can be assured that I am making an informed decision and pursuing a career that
When I first came to University of Bridgeport, I first heard about their dental hygiene program from my advisor, who had positive feedback to say about the program. Yet, he told me how competitive it was, because he wanted to make sure this was going to be the right path for me to pursue and that I could handle the pressure. My grades were not the question matter in this case. I set a pretty good standard for myself to follow to keep my place in the deal list, while aiming to advance myself in the presidential list. The most important thing for me was to make up my mind on what I see myself doing in the future, besides the need for nitpicking career jobs that are saved and guaranteed a satisfying salary. What influenced me to be part of the
By way of full disclosure, I have known Matthew Parkin from birth and watched him as he grew, from a troublesome child to a full grown man.
I have shadowed Dr. Denis Cesar and Dr. Benny Wright. Dr. Cesar is an allopathic physician specializing in urology and Dr. Wright is an osteopathic physician specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I spent 22 hours shadowing Dr. Cesar as he rounded on patients at Merced Urology Medical Group Merced. I shadowed Dr. Wright for 10 hours at Infinite Women’s Care. Both were in clinical settings.
Have you ever experienced the rush of adrenaline or exhilarated pressure that challenges you? During the week of August 2nd through August 8th, I had the opportunity to shadow doctors at medical camps in Matamoros. Mexico. Also during this time, I was struggling between my career choices for college. On August 6th, I was observing Dr. Joby, an emergency room doctor. Every patient he observed he moved with swiftness and elegance and challenged me by giving me small tasks on getting to know the patients and observing the little things when providing care. This event resulted in me deciding in becoming a family practice physician. I decided upon this because I want to experience the connections Dr. Joby has with all of his patients and the constant
Before reading this essay I had many thoughts on osteopathy. After graduating from Concord University I plan to attend to the Osteopathic School of Medicine in Lewisburg West Virginia. I was very curious about how patients perceive osteopathic doctors because they have different initials than actual Doctors. The article opened my eyes to how DO doctors are treated compared to MD doctors. I do not think there is really much of a difference.
We also learn that Mr. Taylor trusts his clinic and they help improve his health care experience. A nurse who was assigned to him took one hundred percent care of him. She gave full attention to him and kept his mind away from the pain and got to know him personally. Thus this indepth communications and care is a great facilitator.