The education path to becoming a neonatologist is very tedious and intense. This includes four years of high school, a four-year college degree, four years of medical school, a pediatric internship and residency for three years, and finally a neonatology fellowship for three years. What many fail to realize is that they are not simply sitting in a classroom for the whole eighteen years. Following the second year of medical school, they get the chance to interact in a hands-on approach with patients under supervision. After graduating from medical school, an "M.D." degree is received.
I am a twenty-three year old mother, full-time student and wife. I have come a long way since my high school years, from a period of inner conflict and lack of motivation to recently receiving an acceptance letter into a very competitive sonography program at the University of Texas School of Health Professions in Houston Texas. I have come to this program to start a career in the field I have always dreamed of being a part of, a dream that began when I was a child playing nurse. Although my interest in the medical field began with nursing, life has taken men through a path that lead me to sonography. Sonography caught my interest at sixteen when I needed a breast exam to diagnose whether I had breast cancer or not
Andi Wallick Personal Statement Indiana University School of Medicine Degree Objective: M.S. Pathologists’ Assistant My interest in pathology dates back to high school. I enjoyed most sciences but especially sciences about the body. I knew then that I wanted to work in the field of pathology.
In the world of college, there are many majors or professions to choose from. Whatever career I choose to take, I know that there are many doors open for me to walk through. Planning for life after high school, I am considering going into the medical field to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse (NICU). A NICU Nurse is a nurse who cares for premature and critically ill newborns that are born in need of immediate medical attention.
The courses cover anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, as well as typing, transcription, recordkeeping, accounting, and insurance processing. Students also learn laboratory techniques, clinical diagnostic procedures, pharmaceutical principles, the
Becoming an Anesthesia Assistant would allow me to work as a healthcare professional, help people in their time of need, and have an increasingly dynamic career. I know that my attention to detail, creativity, and critical thinking capacity developed over years working in the medical field make me an ideal candidate for the Master’s of Medical Science in Anesthesiologist Assistant program at Emory University. As my life progresses, I have created a desire for a profession that offers a varied assortment of opportunities. I find it gratifying to have a career that is not only rewarding for caring for surgical patients, but also the attraction of a career that is a life long learning process. The attractiveness of a career with different possibilities and education expansion is energizing and motivational.
I just completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and look forward to exploring nursing theory, evidence-based practice and leadership even further in the advance practice curriculum. I am pursuing family nurse practitioner because it will allow me to be more versatile in my nursing skills and serve a larger patient population. There has been a focus on primary care medicine since the Affordable Care Act; resulting in a larger need for nurse practitioners required to care for this patient population. I have been granted an opportunity to advance my career and I am more than ready to take on the added responsibilities and handle treatment plans autonomously, as well as learning additional skills such as diagnosing and prescribing medications. By obtaining my graduate level education my clinical judgment would be enhanced to improve safety, quality of care and patient outcomes substantially.
Most ultrasound technicians are employed by general medical and surgical hospitals but there is also the choice of private physician offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories, outpatient care centers, or colleges, Universities and professional schools. The job is generally a full time, 40 hour a week position, but part time can also be found. Patients need care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so evening, weekend and on call shifts may be expected. Sonographers often work in low-lit, sterile examination rooms. Ultrasound technicians are standing or on their feet for a majority of the day.
Applicants must have a Bachelors degree from an accredited 4-year university. At most schools paid hands on healthcare experience is required, usually around 2000 hours. This healthcare experience can come in fields such as CNA (certified nurses assistant), EMT (emergency medical technician), EKG technicians, registered nurses, phlebotomists, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, and ER technicians. Many schools recommend shadowing at least one physician assistant and to have a decent number of volunteer hours. An average of three recommendation letters usually from healthcare professionals you have worked with and especially from at least one physician assistant.
You can be a MRI Technologist in just a couple years. You can just have an associate’s degree and still be a MRI Technologist. Also you can go up through to a bachelors degree. Colleges/University There is many places to go such as Kaplan University’s and Florida’s Hospital College of Health Sciences.
OBGYN Ultrasound Technician How rewarding would it be to have the opportunity to get to experience a mother and father seeing their unborn child for the very first time? To get to be the person whom informs parents of the gender of their baby, which they have anxiously been waiting for. I don’t believe there could be a greater feeling in the world than being there and sharing that excitement that people anticipate about their entire lives. Getting to be a part of these moments is one of the main reasons why an OBGYN Ultrasound technician is my dream career. Personally, I love to make others happy and I love seeing others happy.
Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to work in the pathology field. I thought I wanted to be a pathologist. I talked to the career counselors at my school and expressed my interest. Fortunately for me, I was contacted not much after about an internship at Montefiore Medical Center. I would come to learn that Montefiore Medical Center is the teaching hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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.
Holding a master’s degree in clinical research will enable me to conduct high quality, meaningful research which I hope it will make me an effective member of the field of congenital intervention. Working in a tertiary institution, like yours at Stanford University, with renowned congenital interventional cardiologists, cutting-edge technology and large volume of complicated cases and with exciting research opportunities would definitely be a life time opportunity and dream come true for me. I am certain that I am well prepared and ready to go through the entire training, rigor and challenges required to be an efficient interventional pediatric cardiologist. I believe not only will I learn, but also, I will be able to