What is a Physician Assistant? As a relatively new field of practice, this answer is often asked. Physician Assistants are also known as PAs. They practice medicine on a team all under the supervision of a doctor. The name is largely a misnomer as physician assistants are much more than mere “assistants”. They are educated to diagnose injuries and illnesses, provide treatment and examine patients. Typical responsibilities of a physician assistant include: reviewing patients’ medical histories, conducting physician exams, order and interpret diagnostic tests, give treatment, evaluate and counsel patients, and prescribe medicines (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor).
Going into highschool, I was constantly asked by family, friends, and teachers the dreaded question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While other fifteen year olds at the time seemed to know exactly what their dream occupation was, I had no clue. I went to school, studied, got good grades, but no specific class stood out to me as a favorite. This continued until I took my first chemistry class in my freshman year and my blurry idea of my future started to come into focus.
When I was growing up, I always wanted to work in the medical field. Freshman year of high school, I joined Student Athletic Training at my school because it exposed me to medical injuries in high stress situations. Even though I was working with an athletic trainer and loving it, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do; I switched from wanting to be a pediatrician to an oncologist and then an orthopedic surgeon. I settled on becoming an OBGYN because I had just watched my sister give birth to her son. I thought that delivering babies had to be the most important job because I’d be taking care of new life. Junior year of high school, I had decided to become a Physical Therapist. I really wanted to be a part of this profession because I had
My lifetime aspiration and ambition is to become a Labor and Deliveries nurse . With that being said, I have the desire to pursue a Bachelor's degree in the science of Nursing. I have been fascinated and determined to have the positive sense of being so kind hearted for others and making them feel beloved . The undertaking of achieving this goal has taken quite a big reasonable part of my life at a young age. To illustrate this in a better view, In the eighth grade, i've taken part in many clubs, medical classes, clinical site rotations, and or more profound organizations .
My future career objective is to become an Anesthesiologist. Anesthesiologist play an important role in patients which are undergoing surgery or any other medical procedure. They often included in the process before, during, and after the procedure by determining the exact appropriate amount of anesthesia a patient receives. During surgery, it is essential that they monitor a patient’s overall health and the reaction the patient gives off to the anesthetic that is given. A typical day for an Anesthesiologist revolves around a busy schedule. At times Anesthesiologist may follow a daily planned routine, while in other occasions it might be filled with chaos due to the unexpected factor found in any medical field related career. In addition,
Before coming to Full Sail University, I had encountered many obstacles. One in particular placed so much doubt inside my mind and made me question if this was what I truly wanted to do, or who I wanted to become. Should I leave my family that is grieving over our loved one or do I follow my dreams that my grandmother wanted me to do? This was the hardest decision of my life, and I was torn in two each day that passed I know that both of you have doubts about this career choice, because you don’t see what it does and can do for me. What I’ve faced is similar to her, yet different as well this female artist started at the bottom and slowly worked her way to the top. This wonderful artist’s names is Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
After high school I am hoping to attend Indiana University to major in Human Biology in pursuit of one day becoming a physician’s assistant. During my high school years I have put fourth much effort to succeed to the best of my ability. I have taken many courses throughout the years that have pushed me and allowed me to start shaping the career path that I plan to take. During the summer before my junior year I found out that my parents were getting a divorce. When I found out, the only thing I could think about was how my life was never going to be the same. This caused a lot of tension between all seven of my family members and it made it difficult for me to stay on track and focus on school and cheerleading. At first the divorce and my family
Darcy White a wife and a mother is a nurse assistant at the Franklin Memorial Hospital and has worked there for over 15 years right out of college. As I was interviewing my mother she seemed very busy worrying about my brother’s doing homework, folding laundry and trying to pick from supper before that. Darcy seemed to me to be a hard working mother with a lot of responsibility, when I interviewed her and we were talking about college it seemed as though is was only a brief and small part of her life.
Often students do not want to disappoint thier parents while in college, and pursue a career that their parents would want because after all, they did pay a large sum of money to attend. In his essay, he informs the reader of a story of a student who would like to become an artist, and probably would be very good at it, however, his father does not think its a appropreaite career. The student, in the story, takes a few art classes but also prsues what her father suggests. This story should provoke empathy from the readers to the college students. The readers sympathize, knowing that some parents make it very hard to let the students make their own choices. The reader may also even be able to relate to the students about an experiance they had in college with their parents, or become feared into believing they will be that parent one day.
Before coming to Full Sail University, I had encountered many obstacles. One in particular placed so much doubt in my mind and made me question if this was what I truly wanted to do, or who I wanted to become. Leave my family that is grieving over our loved one, or follow my dreams that my grandmother wanted to see being achieved? This was the hardest decision, each passing day tore me in two and knowing that both of you have doubts about this career choice, because you don’t see what it does and can do. What I’ve faced is similar to her, yet different as well this female artist started at the bottom and slowly worked her way to the top. This wonderful artist’s names is Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
At 16 years old, I had no clue as to what career I would be heading into in the future and I was starting to get a bit worried. I was going to enter my junior year of high school and I needed to enter an alternative course on my course selection sheet, in case the AP Psychology would not have any room for me. I randomly selected Marketing Essentials, confidently thinking that I would definitely be in AP Psychology next year. Little did I know, AP Psychology was full of students and I ended up having Marketing Essentials on my schedule, a topic that I had no knowledge of. Each day I attended my Marketing class, I grew very fond of the subject of Business. After the first week of school, I knew what career I would be heading in. My goal would be to move back to New York and be a resilient businesswoman.
I have always had somewhat of an interest in the medical field, but I never wanted to become a physician or pediatrician. A pharmacist is the perfect in between of being in the medical field but not being an actual doctor. Also, dealing with drugs and medicine has always seemed interesting to me for as long as I could remember. As I previously mentioned, pharmacists have job mobility, stability, and flexibility. Pharmacists are employed everywhere in the country, so it’s very likely that I get a job anywhere. Also, everybody gets sick, and people are going to continue to get sick, so my job will always be stable and secure. After talking with my aunt, who is a pharmacist, I found out that a pharmacist only has to complete a certain amount of hours a week. So I could work 3 days and finish all my hours and have rest of the week off, or I could spread my hours throughout the week. Those aren’t the only reasons I want to go into this profession, I really want to help people get well and feel better. A physician isn’t the only role that helps patients feel better. A pharmacist also has a key role. Pharmacists are healthcare providers that have to communicate with there patients to make sure they can take the medication properly according to their lifestyle, diet, and transportation. The best reason of all is that I get to work directly with patients. Pharmacists are able to see patients anytime during the week, morning, evening, and
As a student in SDSU’s pharmacy program one of the activities required to prepare us for real world pharmacy practice is to perform a medication history. Performing a medication history and reviewing it can be helpful to in acquiring information about a patents disease states, keeping an up to date record on their current medications, and helps prevent and resolve potential and current issues with patents medications.
Please reflect carefully on the following two questions and respond to each question individually. The total word-count for the following questions should be a minimum of 500 words, with a maximum of 2,000 words.
When I was growing up, multiple people questioned me about my future career, and others even pressured me into certain careers. All the influences I have had over time have formed my idea of the perfect occupation, that fits my personality and interests. The careers I have based my future life plans are a pharmacist or a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Both of these careers require a great deal of school and hard work. My decision of these careers was influenced by both of them being within the medical field, and also both focus on helping people. My main interests lie in my math and science classes, which is the reason why both these careers rely heavily on these subjects. My life goal is to achieve the title of one of these distinguished