But I found my rotations in Medicine to be especially interesting and invigorating. Every case I came across from COPD to Cancer was an engrossing learning experience. The pathophysiology I learned earlier began to make sense and has consistently emphasized the unparalleled role of primary prevention as the best way to treat a disease. At the end of my clinical rotations, I got unique opportunities to work in hospitals and clinics primarily setup to cater medical needs of underserved worker popul... ... middle of paper ... ...all facets of medicine fascinating, it is Occupational Medicine which I found most challenging and rewarding. It is one of a few fields of medicine that allows for almost limitless possibilities in pursuing interests; from primary care in Occupational Medicine clinics to surveillance and hazard prevention in industries, drafting guidelines in regulatory agencies, and administration in corporate and public health departments.
This comparison has generated interest in me and led me to decide to explore further about different aspects of the osteopathic medicine by volunteering. During my volunteering experience in some hospitals and clinics, I have observed that selfless physicians truly exist in real life, not just in our folktale that we have read. Despite the weather is hot or cold or the concern that they may be infected by the patient 's disease, these physicians always put patients before their self-interest. Dr. Chaudhry, a D.O. family practitioner at the John Peter Smith Health Center which serves economically disadvantaged communities in Arlington, is one example of those passionate physicians that I had a chance to meet.
Being from a small village, I was the grandson of a carpenter and the son of a shopkeeper and a housewife. My family was very caring, I told them I wanted to be a doctor and they encouraged me to pursue my goals and did everything within their power to help me achieve them. I worked hard, stayed focused and was admitted to medical school. Being a medical student was more interesting than I could have imagined. I studied well, stayed among the best students in my class and enjoyed every single aspect of my life at medical school.
Dealing with patient care always appealed to me, yet reaching clinical years would take few years. Therefore, I began volunteering at the Patients Welfare Association, largest student run Non-Governmental Organization in Civil Hospital Karachi. As a Director of Records and Registration my responsibilities involved logging positive blood screening tests and mailing letters to the respective person. Through that experience, I gained a sense of responsibility. Through achieving insight towards t... ... middle of paper ... ... only as a physician, but also a friend, care giver, counselor, and nevertheless a human who tried to listen and understand the distress faced by the patients and their families.
Studying for a final. Researching in a lab. Getting my EMT certification. Volunteering. These experiences helped clear up that ignorance and showed me the importance of knowledge (and the excitement of seeing that knowledge in action); while getting heart disease helped push me past that moment of despair and gave me a new understanding of how disease affects people.
Personally, I believe that those assisting others at a stage in their lives where they feel hopeless are likely to be happier and live more fulfilled lives. While it may seem as though those who are receiving support are the ones gaining substantial benefits, however, the real beneficiaries are those lending their support and time to others. The emotional rewards that a medical career can bring are endless, the sole reason for my interest in medicine. My family discovered my interest in the medical field at a young age. Whenever one of my siblings was sick, I would immediately transform from the typical kid to the caring healthcare professional, of course, that was in the eyes of a passionate child.
I remember at first I was frightened just of the thought of going to the doctor but after a few visits I got used to. The doctors and nurses were nice and caring and made me feel comfortable that I end up enjoying my doctor’s visits every time. Since then I decided I wanted to work in the medical field, this is my goal since I can remember. I have always enjoyed helping people in any way I possibly can. I chose to be a Medical Assistant because I think is great way to start my medical career going and programs are practical and not long.
As I sit down to write this personal statement to apply for residency at your institution, I am overwhelmed by the fact that it plays such an important part in what could be a life-altering decision for my career. I have so much to share, so many events that have transpired in my life to define who I am as a person and my goals and aspirations. Thus I am penning down my thoughts, with the utmost hope that I am able to highlight the best of what I have to offer as an individual, demonstrate my love and passion for medicine and outshine amongst the many other candidates trying to send out a similar message on why I should be selected for this position. As P.L Travers once said,” a writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the
Only the joy and happiness that I saw in the mother's eye made the sweat and trouble doctors go through seem worthy. This is what doctors do: they heal people, they save lives, and they help bring lives to the world; they give hope. In conclusion, medicine is a multifarious career with the ultimate goal of healing people. Though a medical career is not an easy one to pursue, and is dreadfully long compared to other studies, I am more than willing to overcome all challenges to accomplish my dream of a helping those who need medical attention. I realize I have my parents and their commitment and attitudes about their profession to thank for my passion towards the health care field, and I am deeply grateful to them.
Being a very hands-on person, I often thought I wanted to become an artist. I loved the precision and execution of doing something on my own- but I also valued communicating with and helping others. However, as I got older, I developed more of an interest in science, which grew into a passion by the time I went to college. The hands-on experience that I craved along with my passion for helping people and love of science steered me in the general direction of medicine. In the beginning, I wanted to become a surgeon; my fine motor skills were something I had always worked hard on to ensure that I could paint the finest details in my paintings, and this skill could easily be translated over into surgery, as the same precision is required of a surgeon when operating.