The reason why I chose to go to school for Nursing is because of my mother, Charlotte Anthony. My mother is paralyzed from waist down. I have been helping her since I was nine years old. I have helped her bathe, get dressed, and get in and out of the bed. My experience with her has taught me a lot.
The American Dream is not equally available for everyone as children are affected by their financial problems. “For many of these kids, family income may have a stronger impact on their futures than individual work ethic. That’s not the American Dream we promised them,”said John Gomperts. This idea provides evidence that low-income students opportunities are limited by the amount of money their family has. This idea helps us understand the power money has towards the success of failure of students is stronger than we thought.
After nearly losing my eye, nearly having my veins and arteries give out, and watching my father become unresponsive, I knew that I wanted to go into the medical field. This became a part of my very being, I strove and strive to learn as much about first aid and treatments as I am able. As it came time for me to think on a career path I was forced to think about the logistics of college pricing and efficiency; I decided on going through an EMT course, attempting to get a job to pay for the rest of my schooling as a nurse or search and rescue
Such economic distress can lessen a student’s ability to finish college by requiring them acquire a part time job or reduce credit/unit duty to help out at home. Furthermore, some students even defer applying to colleges because the price tag scared them away from even applying. Alexandria Walton Radford interviewed a student “Karen” (whose name is changed for privacy reasons) who is part of a study which included 900 high school valedictorians and their college selection process. Karen is ranked at the top one percent nationally on the SAT, participates in many school’s teams and clubs, and works a part-time job to help her family. “And while Karen was confident she could be admitted to institutions with large price tags, she concluded there was “no point in applying” since she didn’t believe her family could foot the bill.”
Physical Therapy Assistant is an interesting field; it is a job that helps individuals in need. I interviewed Lucero because she is currently working in the same field that I see myself working in the future. The interview took place on November 29th; it lasted an hour and a half. The interview was about me trying to understand more about my future life as a physical therapist assistant. The purpose of this interview was for me to envision if this is the profession that I want for myself, in the future. A customer that I know from my job, at Metro PCS, introduced me to Lucero. Lucero works as physical therapist assistant, in a physical therapy clinic in Van Nuys; She has been working in this field for about seven years already. Lucero works
Ever since then, I have been planning my quest to eventually become a neurosurgeon. This includes my involvement in community service activities as they have exemplified my love for helping others. These activities have pushed me to become a neurosurgeon because there is something special in helping those less fortunate than me. Furthermore, I personally feel as if medicine is the best medium in order to express this
When I was growing up, I always wanted to work in the medical field. Freshman year of high school, I joined Student Athletic Training at my school because it exposed me to medical injuries in high stress situations. Even though I was working with an athletic trainer and loving it, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do; I switched from wanting to be a pediatrician to an oncologist and then an orthopedic surgeon. I settled on becoming an OBGYN because I had just watched my sister give birth to her son. I thought that delivering babies had to be the most important job because I’d be taking care of new life.
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.
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
My family is still not financially secure and never saved any money to put towards my college education. Neither my mother, father, or stepmother are willing, nor able, to contribute to my college education at all. Unfortunately, I will be paying for college by myself. However, I am very grateful that the University of Tulsa has generously awarded enough money in scholarships to cover my tuition, but I am lacking funds to cover room and board. I am working hard to achieve my goal of moving out of my household to be in a stress-free environment for my four years of college.
In lecture, we discussed that the parents in the working class make sacrifices in order to allow their children to get the education they need. According to Starbuck and Lundy, “...even when neither parent had finished high school, 28.6% of sons and 24.8% of daughters got some college” (pg 96). In comparison to Keith, I can relate because I am the first person in my family to attend college. Therefore, I am always motivated to do well at this prestigious university and help my family out in the long run. Although I had to take out many student loans and it’s not easy on my family, I plan on graduating and giving back to my family.
At my physician office, the staff always dress and act professionally. I have been going to my physician since I was 6, I have even job shadowed my physician. I do not recall a time my physician or his staff has ever been unprofessional. They are always dressed in scrubs or business casual. As a medical assistant, you can ensure your professional appearance by a few steps:
Formed to hold up the postures of many Keeping Chiropractors out of business My bra endures many seasons The elastic no longer holds its title As foreign strings dangle out of place The material fits snuggly into the grooves of my flesh Running my finger over the clasp, that now sticks out, I latch and lock my bra into place The once brilliant color has faded away Replaced by a hint of pink or sometimes grey I adjust my straps to give my back relief As my age and births determine the gravitational fight My bra must endure year after year Tucked under a t-shirt, sweater, and a heavy coat, I am comforted knowing my bra is underneath Keeping these girls secure Lending me the support I need At night I relieve my bra from its obligations
As a first generation student to attend college from a family of seven, the journey to a higher education has been arduous and overwhelming. My family gives me all the encouragement I need and are very optimistic about pursuing a higher degree. Unlike myself, my parents did not have the opportunity to attend college. My parents were born and raised in a small town in Mexico where the highest level of education they received was fifth grade. I have worked since I was 14 years old to support my parents with bills, and also saving for college and my own vehicle.
Physical therapy as a profession actually originated during World War I in response to the need created when our soldiers were injured in war. A physical therapist assistant provides services under the direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants work in many settings including sports facilities and hospitals. They help many people ranging from athletes to the elderly. The most common injury is ankle sprains followed by groin pulls. Physical therapist assistants help patients with any injury regain their strength and recover quickly as possible with certain techniques and exercises.