My Career Plan Essay

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When I was young, I used to watch surgeries on TV with my mom. I still continue to watch medical shows on TV or watch surgeries on Snapchat from doctors who record their surgeries for their viewers to watch. I have a passion to help others, and by working in the medical field, I will have the opportunity to help others every day. I’ve wanted to become a surgeon since I was about 4 or 5 years old, and my career plan has not changed once. Each day that passes, I get more passionate and excited about my future as a medical student, and eventually a surgeon. Up until my junior year of high school, I didn’t know what type of surgeon I wanted to be. I was assigned a junior project, where I researched schools, and most importantly my career plans. That’s when I decided that a reconstructive plastic surgeon is what I wanted to become. I am a perfectionist and I like to take my time so that I can take pride in my work. This is why I thought reconstructive surgery would be a perfect fit for my personality, since I would be working with burn victims, people born with deformities such as cleft lip, as well as victims of traumatic accidents. Reconstructing a person’s body, especially face, is very important to the patient, because they want the best results to look normal. I would be able to give opportunities to these patients who…show more content…
I took a cadaver class last year where we reviewed what we had learned from previous anatomy and physiology classes. The professor of that class is a general surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital, and he showed us how to do certain medical procedures while we got to practice using the cadaver. We dissected the cadaver as well as learned to suture. That class was by far my favorite class I’ve taken since I’ve been in college, and it made me feel very excited for my future working in the medical
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