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. Being at the bedside for 40 plus hours a week for almost 4 years I've learned that all
I began my undergraduate education at Colorado State University in 2004. I declared my major as Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. At this point in my life, I had no clue what I wanted to do for my career and thought this would be the best option and give me the most diversity of career options. Going into my sophomore year, I began a job in the emergency department at the hospital located in the college town. During my first day, I got to see a variety of emergent and non-emergent medical procedures. The level of care that the varying healthcare professionals provided to these patients was fascinating and became intrigued to a career path in the medical field. Over the next couple of years, I narrowed the possibility
My childhood initiated a desire to help prevent and mitigate injury or illness; this soon flourished into an interest in the health care field. To help narrow my choices I explored as many science courses as I could. Talking with health care professionals and reading nursing textbooks I found in my aunt’s house piqued my interest in the nursing field and patient care. From there, I completed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course which further solidified my decision. Now, I am fully invested in becoming a nurse.
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
I am writing this letter on behalf of Quentin Goodman, an incoming high school senior who is looking to volunteer at NYU Langone Medical Center, Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC), Physical Therapy Department located on 333 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016.
It seems like yesterday when I was in high school trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my future. When I thought about the career I would want to pursue I was having trouble picturing myself in the type of work I would be most satisfied in. Around this same time, I suffered a sports injury and had to receive physical therapy in order to heal. This is what initially got me interested in working in rehab. This, I’m sure, is the way many young people become interested in physical therapy. It clicked for me because a physical therapist was the first career I could picture myself as, no other career choice I could so easily see myself doing. So, after I had this revelation I started to pursue higher education in the health sciences and tried to become more familiar with the rehab environment.
While obtaining my observation hours, I had the opportunity to further my education on the field of physical therapy. This was done by observing the daily tasks of my supervisor as well as the other physical therapists and staff in the clinic. While watching my supervisor interact with and administer treatments to patients, I noticed how he conducted himself in a professional manner at all times. I also observed how he would attentively listen to each of his patients throughout every therapy session. Not only did this inform him of his patient’s current and ongoing symptoms, but also their desired end result from therapy. Doing this would help him better understand his patient’s case, and allow him to make further decisions regarding
Ever since my sophomore year of high school, I knew the medical field was the right choice for me. It wasn’t just the ability to have vast amounts of knowledge about the human body, but to be able to help people. Helping those who need it is a very rewarding idea to me. Although the school I am currently attending is not able to allow me to help people as a nurse. My decision to transfer is based fully on this programs direct entry nursing program. Being highly ranked and having good job prospects after graduation truly helping their students succeed in the world of the medical field. Bringing my good attitude and hard work ethic will help me succeed at this institution as well as my love for volunteering in the community around me.
While talking with a friend about the field the Physical Therapy and months of research of career opportunities, training requirements, and available training, she had found the path she been looking for. Enrolling in class at Wytheville Community College, the desire and drive for a learning and preparing for a new career started. While waiting to go through the interview process for the Physical Therapy Assistant program, Jennifer completed the Health Science Certificate. With great joy she was accepted into the program. Jennifer, is now a full time student and starting the second semester of the program. Even though she has a love of learning and sharing knowledge Jennifer also, has a love for animals. Her and her fiancé have a horse, four ducks, one dog and just inducted a cat
In making the major life decision concerning a career, I wanted to choose a career that would have an impact on the lives of others. As a child, my dream job was to become a pediatrician; however, after starting to look at career paths more seriously, I found that physician assistant studies suited me better. I was immediately attracted to the career. There are three characteristics of the physician assistant career that appeal to me: the opportunity to impact the lives of others in a practical way, the constant demand for healthcare professionals, and the versatility of the profession.
Through my participation in Central Michigan University’s Pre-PT Club, I discovered seven crucial aspects of professionalism in physical provided by the APTA. The transition into a doctorate program relies on a higher form of professionalism. Clinical observations granted insight into a handful of situations where utilizing these traits is essential. Witnessing doctors recognizing their limits is eye-opening and shows how beneficial utilizing others in health care is. While in the hospital setting, I observed recovering alcoholic patients. It is the professional duty of the physical therapist to maintain confidentiality and was evident when another patient began questioning why the individuals were in the hospital. An additional aspect presented
Discussion # 2 8/20/2015 5:48:37 AM I think the therapeutic services would be interesting to me. Since I have a background in massage therapy this seems to be more in my alley. After I graduate from Kaplan I am wanting to attend school for physical therapy assistant so this maybe something that I want to pursue. The sections of the hospital as a whole seems very interesting and I would love to be a part of any of it. I really want to be in a hospital setting when I move from Indiana.
In my senior year at UC Davis, I worked part-time at the Academy of 21st Century Learning. My responsibilities included tutoring K-12 children, designing and teaching academic camps, and building the Kairos program. During the school year, I worked at the Academy for about 15 hours each week, along with the off hours I put into designing camps and working on the Kairos curriculum. Through my time here, I worked to develop close relationships with my students, a competence which will help me to become a better physician. Additionally, because the Academy functioned as a team in designing and implementing a solid goal plan for each student, I am prepared to apply the skills I have learned to working in a medical
Physical therapy is a career that will always be needed throughout society; it helps the human body rebuild physical function in people that have been injured, have birth defects, or any other reasons. People who have been in accidents or have disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries and cerebral palsy turn to physical therapists, commonly called PTs, for help. These health care professionals use an assortment of techniques, called modalities, to reestablish function, improve movement, relieve pain and avoid or limit lasting physical disabilities in their patients. There are certain education requirements to become one, just like
Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or distortion by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery. The goals are to help joints move better and to restore or increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and balance. This essay will discuss the extent of agreement that physical therapy is vital to be used as non-surgical treatments by people experiencing back and neck pain from time to time.