When I first applied for college at YVCC my goal was to get a certificate as a medical assistant. But after attending two-quarter I talk to my advisor and we decide to change my goal and instead of just receiving a certificate I decided to take a step further and go the whole way. Therefore, my goal is to achieve my associate of applied science as a medical assistant. I have always had obstacles in my life since I was in high school, but I have always found the way out. To be honest, I never thought I would be able to graduate from high school or even get accepted to college, but after so many years I am achieving everything that I thought of as impossible.
After high school, I attended the University of Montana where I was certain that I would spend my time there pursing the pre-med path and finish with a degree in human biology but that wasn’t the case. My transition from my home in Vancouver Washington to Missoula Montana was a tough one. I was challenged just not only an academic level but also on an emotional one. My academic career was faltering at UM and before then, I had never truly experienced failure, it was an eye-opening experience and one I am very thankful for, but I realized that I needed to come home and reevaluate my goals and the career that I wanted for myself. That being said, I was able to learn a lot about myself and the type of person that I want to be, and I knew for certain that I wanted to stay in the sciences regardless of the institution I was attending.
Ever since I was a little girl my dream was to grow up and be a doctor, and i still have that dream. My choice of major is Biology: Anatomy and Physiology to later go on to medical school and become an ER physician. I feel like I have always been push to be a doctor and that is why I just ended up really getting into it more and more as I grew older. I actually grew up with a variety of people in the medical field including my mother, which is when I truly realized that science and the human body fascinated me. I was ten when my mom decided to become a Medical Assistant (MA), and she would always take me to her classes with her and i remember I was just always so mesmerised by the idea of the human body.
Second paragraph: About my college major Many people have chosen different career majors in the medical field, I chose Medical Assistant because like I said I enjoy helping others. Before choosing this career, I found information about it, from what classes are required for this career, the steps to take to become a Medical Assistant,and many more questions that I had. The first question I had asked myself was, What is a Medical Assistant? A Medical Assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. They are four easy steps to do to become a Medical Assistant.
During this time period I saw multiple neurologists, orthopedists, and concussion specialists all around the state and country. These physicians were not mentors to me, but the things they discussed while going through the diagnosing process thoroughly intrigued me. I honestly had no idea what it meant to be a doctor minus the various checkups and shots required for school. From the first concussion on though, I began to expand my knowledge surrounding the field of medicine. By the end of my freshman year of high school I knew this was now something I wanted to pursue and took every academic and shadowing opportunity I could to ensure this.
One of the experience i have that involved with the retrieval cue should be working as a medical assistant again after 1 year of working at somewhere else and doing different things. I've realize how much stuff that i have forgot after 1 year of not interacting with doing thing that a medical assistant need to do. As a medical assistant have a lot of different tasks that need to remember in order to assist the physician. however, the unclear memories that i had for interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs helped me a lot with finishing the first step of the situation. however, when the situation gets complicated such helping patients to fill out forms, this is one of the struggle that i had.
I have always wanted to be a general surgeon and work in a hospital to help others. I don’t know what it is, but surgery just interest me and it seems exciting. Being a surgeon is something I would want to do everyday and look forward to doing everyday. I doubt I would ever get tired of it nor would it be boring. It takes a while to become a surgeon because of college, medical school, etc.
My Field as Occupational Therapy I described Occupational Therapy as the field to help all kinds of people with disabilities or who need help to have more prosperous standard of living. This career has a complex concept but the main goal of the Occupational Therapists is understand the different need of the client and improve their daily activities. I always been interested in the medical field especially in the pediatric setting. When I came to this country, I spent almost two years finding what I wanted to study. While I was doing research, I am taking class to improve my English and gain time to be sure my future career.
Ever since I was about 8 or 9 years old I always knew I wanted to be something in the healthcare field. I knew that I was interested and fascinated by the human body and wanted to learn more. I was always exposed to the healthcare field because my grandmother was CNA and my great grandmother was a registered nurse. So growing up around them I learned a lot of medical things. When I finally got to middle school and it was my 8th-grade year and we were planning for 9th-grade year, that was where I finally decided that I was going to enter the health science academy at the high school I would be attending.
I would say the event that impacted my life the most would be having cancer at such an early age. I was always told that I acted much older than my age, but I think that has a lot to do with needing to grow up to deal with all the stress cancer can bring upon a family, and upon a child. I have a few accomplishments in life that I am proud of. One being that I am the first person in my family to complete past their freshman year of college, and at the end of this semester I will be graduating, so I will be the first in my family to graduate college. I am also proud that I have obtained my Child Development Associate credential in high school.