Reflective Essay: Exposure To The Medical Field

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In an impoverished borough of Morocco, I witnessed people begging for morsels of food and medical help. Exposure to a medic would have helped alleviate illness and improve quality of life within this locality. A single physician cannot guarantee the well being of everyone within the society. Nevertheless, for me I believe making a constructive impact on an individual; consequently, the community would be extremely gratifying. Shadowing a colorectal surgeon alongside his interdisciplinary team highlighted the necessity of teamwork and effective communication inbwteen doctors as well as patients. The advantage of collaboration between medics with different roles and responsibilities was further emphasized in an MDT meeting I attended. From Surgeons…show more content…
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