My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now. My grandmother’s stroke was the catalyst and along with these four years and especially my science and math courses have lead me into a career in medicine and
Over the course of the past few years I had the privilege of shadowing Dr. Ghandi M. Saadeh and Dr. Ravi C. Kahatapitiya at Sentara Leigh Hospital. I was able to spend a substantial amount of time with both and I consider each man a great leader and mentor. The medical shadowing experience changed my views not only as a student, but as a person in general. I was taught the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and how to successful build bonds with people both in the office and outside of it. Both continuously conveyed that a patient should be viewed as a friend and each should receive the same level of respect and treatment no matter what the cause is.
She has demonstrated her knowledge of nursing by receiving her education and working with others in healthcare. I look forward to being like her one day and pursue my dreams, just like Angie did. Motivation is key throughout this whole process. I have always wanted to be a nurse since day one. Seeing my father battle sickness for almost fourteen years confirmed my decision.
Paul Farmer a doctor, who also is a Harvard professor; one of the best infectious disease specialist on top of that he is a medical anthropologist and a prolific writer. Dr.Farmer was a very busy man when it came to him being a father a husband on top of that being a doctor that travels very often, no matter what he always had a good sense of humor he was an all around good guy with a big ego. Like most leaders he is charismatic and needs little sleep, and he sees his way as the high way. Farmer’s biggest goal would be to cure the world if he could; he’s made an impressive start. He and his colleagues at Partners in Health, one of the organizations that started in 1987, has established the primary health care programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Boston, Siberia, and Guatemala.
I have worked with medical students who come from the UA COM-P culture and I believe they bring a great amount of cultural awareness to their role on the healthcare team. The focus of early clinical exposure at UA COM-P makes a significant difference in learning how to care for people. The UA COM-P emphasis on cultural diversity allows for more learning opportunities and fully encompasses what it means to take care of the patient and not just treat a disease. I entered the medical field wanting to be at the bedside helping people. I think this gives me a unique view, and ability to help contribute to UA COM-P diversity centered training and culture.
While the medical field has always intrigued me, having compassion and helping others has always come naturally to me. After working alongside a speech pathologist in the hospital, it has become my greatest ambition and goal in life, to become a well-rounded, competent, and versatile speech pathologist. I truly aspire this, because I want to have a great impact on someone’s life. I want to be the person who inspired them, and motivated them to keep going. I really want to have the feeling of knowing that because of me a person can communicate with the world.
I have always, like my dad, wanted to major in something in the medical field. Another reason why I want to become a nurse practitioner is that I have always had a passion about helping others. With this job I can communicate with the patients in their times of intense physical and mental sufferings. For example, If my patients are scared of getting a surgery, I could educate them that surgery is not always a bad choice. I would explain the procedure of the operation in a way that they could fully comprehend.
Becoming a physician is not merely a career choice, but rather the pursuit of what I believe is my vocation. Along with my passion for medical physiology, and diligence in academic and professional settings, I am goal-oriented, social, astute, ethical, and morally upright. Additionally, I am well rounded in the arts and sciences, and thus able to interact with people of various interests. Although these qualities, I am convinced, are indispensable, I believe that a life of complete service and personal edification is what a physician should live by. I have exhibited these attributes throughout my life experiences and educational career.
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
That is how I initially begun picking this major. Second, Another reason made me pick this major is that I feel inside of me that I can do something useful for humanity by this job, I have the feeling that I can probably add something to this career. I am always wishing to wear the white coat and be called by doctor, it is not just a dream, it is my life for me. I believe I have the ability to deal with patients and help them. Medicine has many branches and field, personally I love dealing with eyes and vision.