My diverse life experiences have helped me realize that I possess the determination, resilience, mental strength and compassion to succeed as a valuable asset to a medical team. As an enthusiastic 10 year old, I started working as a scout and came in contact with likeminded young children from different regions of India- building camps, hiking, sharing knowledge, learning first aid principles and simulating them in virtual emergency situations. This was my first experience as a “health care provider” which was a stepping stone for my journey towards medicine. During those camps, I started imagining how gratifying it would be to treat real patients. Being among the top 0.1% students of the country in biology in 12th standard further strengthened …show more content…
Behind the countless chief complaints presented to me were real people, each with a story that shaped who they were and how they had come to that point in their lives. My curiosity and patience in learning about each patient’s background helped me better treat each individual. It would have been unknown that the patient presenting with anemia and weight loss was actually a 65 year old male with chronic mesenteric ischemia, who stopped taking meals for his fear of postprandial pain, if I would have not known that he had an attack of MI five years back and his father also had similar complaints. My curiosity peaked; the more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. The experience of assisting my attending physicians in various procedures like endoscopy and colonoscopy as a resident in Gastroenterology department and echocardiography as a resident in Cardiology department, continued to challenge me to learn the art and science of medicine. While managing the outpatient clinic, admissions and wards, I matured as a physician and learned to apply my theoretical knowledge in a clinical …show more content…
Being an active member of the Literary and Cultural club in my college and having taken part in debates, stage plays and dance competitions has reinforced in me the importance of working as a team. Organizing many cultural events and conferences and leading the college team for competitions in other colleges has instilled in me a great sense of responsibility and validated my ability to be a successful
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Having the opportunity to work with underserved populations has sparked my interest in an area of medicine I previously did not know about. As a volunteer, I served as a patient advocate. As part of my responsibilities, I sat with the patients before, during, and after their visit to make sure their needs were met. Not all of these conversations were intense and deep-rooted, but to see the overall impact I was able to have on the patients as a volunteer was what caused me to be enamored with medicine. In addition, being a patient advocate was a great way to provide help to those that needed it the most.
From the very onset of my undergraduate career, I knew two things: I wanted to be a physician and I wanted to return home to work in my community. Growing up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, I was brought up in a rural, medically under-served area. Lack of facilities, short handed manpower, and patient ignorance of medical information all contribute to a rather rocky health care system within the community. Once I arrived to Xavier, I quickly joined a research lab, and have gained over 1000 hours of lab work. Additionally, through my research experiences, I gained immense amounts of both scientific and medical knowledge.
I chose TTUHSC SOM because of the ability to learn medicine in a place that values the art of patient care in its foundation as well as the ability to do anything I hope to do in medicine guided by the strength of its mission and the care that TTUHSC SOM provides for its students. I would like to conduct my medical career in a setting that converges between urban and rural settings. My parents brought their strong work ethic from Ghana, cultivated on their family’s farms, to Austin, Texas where it was critical in encouraging my own desire to work in close contact with a diverse population of patients. My experiences in the communities I’ve lived in and health care have provided me with the insight to work within both types of areas. My most prominent experiences in health care have come from working in clinics that serve underserved populations.
In those hospital visits I had become accustomed to the sights and smells of a doctor’s office that instead of reminding me of pain, comforted me. I knew from then on, that the medical field was where I was called to serve.
Treating patients requires experience with people of different cultures, ethnicities, and race. It also requires knowledge of how the mental state of people change when they are sick. My passion is to help the
The knowledge, skills, and experiences that I have acquired have laid the foundation to become a successful health care teacher. I have learned in my entire life that compassionate work for patient’s care serve as a foundation to build on, enabling me to become a responsible healthcare worker, leader & teacher. Being a medical professional for me is my passion for work and achieving goals. The medical field is ever changing because it requires constant learning and staying up to date with current issues. I graciously accept this responsibility.
My first comprehensive exposure to the health care field was six years ago as a senior, during which time I participated in hospital-based schooling. This program allowed me to observe a multitude of different medical disciplines, with rotations in surgery, orthopedics, nutrition, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, administrative services, and many more. Three out of the five school days were dedicated solely to shadowing, and the other two were spent in the classroom learning various medical-centric studies. Once in college, I continued to shadow physicians whenever my class scheduled permitted. I participated in the 4-U Mentorship program, which paired me with a fourth-year medical student who was preparing to do his residency in general
I started my career with the intent to be at the bedside caring for patients. In the past 4 years I have been learning but not a majority from books or in a laboratory but from human to human contact. I work for a safety net hospital; truly no one is turned away. I’ve helped collaborate care in a time of crisis for people that bring with them cultures, beliefs and values from half way around the world.
My analytical skills developed through my research further my ability to develop diagnoses and handle complicated surgical patients. Finally my strong interpersonal skills both with patients and physicians that have been demonstrated through my clerkships and involvement in multiple physician organizations provide ideal characteristics in a career which demands such skills. With only months remaining until medical school graduation, I strive to turn my surgical rotation experiences into practice and excel at these teachings so that I may work to perfect my service to patients—what I appreciate to be the art of medicine. An ideal residency is one that will support me in this pursuit through strong resident education and in challenging me to further improve myself.
I, Kaselyn Connor, am a dedicated student with a exceptional work ethic. My heart desires me to be involved in the medical profession. I collaborate efficiently with other individuals,I have outstanding skills such as teamwork, communication, determination skills. I’m a mature student and try my best to show incredible skills of being mature. Furthermore, the healthcare field is based upon teamwork and helping one another.
Education is the knowledge acquired by an individual in order to provide an understanding of something, for this reason, education has a significant meaning in my life. Personally, education demonstrates the sagacity and manners of an individual, the more education a person has, the more prudent its impression would be. My education is important in my life because what I do now it would affect my future. As for now, I am getting prepared to graduate from high school, I am giving all my effort in my last classes in order to graduate with a high GPA. Additionally, my first goal after walking out of high school is to get in college to start planning my future.
As a native Cuban, I always appreciate medicine very much. I was limited myself to good healthcare access because my prior country’s healthcare system was not advanced, it had limited resources was not organized in a fair way. In this situation, I realized I needed to learn medicine myself and be in a position to take care of my loved ones and also help as many needed people as I could so I became a doctor. This passion for medicine has continued my whole life, and that is why in this country I am pursuing a career as a nurse.
Throughout my life, the three interests of educating myself about different mediums of art, using new mediums for creative storytelling, and applying my knowledge of computer science to new technologies have always conflicted for my attention and focus in various ways that contribute to my life goals and personal characteristics. Some of the mediums I have studied and developed projects for include film, animated novels, video games, and virtual reality. I am fascinated by fictional stories based on interesting people and places, and I desire to extend the scope of my education to understand a broad range of art and media technologies in order to apply my interests toward more creative storytelling on new mediums. My interest in computer science
Besides my daily tasks of managing and categorizing medical supplies, I also took care of the patients while they were waiting for the doctor. It was a pleasure to not only serve them food, provide waters, discuss their circumstances and learn about their lives but also see