I've learned that even though the language is sometimes different, the feelings and emotions are the same. Seeing how brave and stoic some patients can be in a time of pain and uncertainty is truly humbling. I am grateful for the exposure I've had to the vastly different people I help care for at work. I believe it has made me a better person, and I now know what it means to learn something from every interaction. I hope to bring this diverse learning experience to the UA COM and collaborate with fellow classmates to help keep peoples minds open and to approach every patient with the mindset of not only healing but learning something from
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.
Due to a sequence of fortunate events, I was able to access opportunities in the United States that molded and shaped my personal values. I stand as a testament to the importance of investing in the younger generation, regardless of background. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of my peers and younger people in my hometown can usually only imagine such opportunities. I intend to ameliorate this situation by establishing a medical practice in my hometown, which is a rural village among a collection of other communities. This facility, in collaboration with a library and a cultural center, will work in a network that will provide quality healthcare, mentorship, global exposure, and education especially to the younger generations.
Moving to different schools has taught me so many important life skills. I’ve learned how to adapt to new places and people and cultures. Being in these places has allowed me to experience different ways of life all around the world. Not only about the places, I have learned about people through my experiences. I now have life long friends all around the world.
Throughout the generations of human history, the medical field has learnt to leave behind certain ill practices and to take up the cause of other worthy medical applications. All in the attempt to better the care of patients, and processes that healthcare practitioners follow. One such practice is that of clinical empathy. Empathy in itself can be found in all areas of life and to the layperson it most often means ‘the ability to walk in someone’s else’s shoes’. To medical scholars it is something with a much deeper meaning.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to decline my acceptance and turned my focus to another career where I could help geriatrics or veterans. I reviewed the degree plans at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) and came across social work. I researched social work and discovered this was a better career path to serve and help make a difference on a small or larger scale. My professional background in the medical field began when I became a nurse’s assistant at sixteen. During my time at the nursing home, I grew fond of working with geriatrics.
While Finalizing my senior project portfolio and accomplishing dream goals, comparing this to my high school experiences is nothing. I accomplished so much and am so proud of what I have done. The knowledge I learned while completing this project is that there are so many people who you can trust. I learned how to get jobs and learned how to be a model. I learned to trust my gut about people.
However, more than any of these qualities, I believe that it is my experiences in life, which have shaped me into the person I am today that play a key factor for me to become a valuable asset to the medical school. My interest in medicine had begun with my enjoyment of science. Throughout both my years in high school and my first year of university, my experiences with science have taught me many important lessons, both in science and in life, which have helped me grow as a person. Along with my love for science, I also have a great interest in arts, which enables me to express myself, and empathize with
My professors provided us with many opportunities to learn about and become familiar with many different populations. Learning to work with more than one population has helped me build my patience and tolerance levels, it has even helped me become more flexible
Medicine in particular is an area that is striving for new developments in diagnostics and treatments. Due to intensive research and the amount of passionate individuals I have encountered; I envision the future of medicine to be revolutionary and able to improve quality of life for many people. I strive to be one