My passion for the health field spawned from a life pertaining to the medical field because of my immediate family. My older brother was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as an infant, has been confined to a wheelchair his entire life, and has other medical conditions. Our mother became a registered nurse during our adolescence After many years of hard-work and dedication, I dream to someday become a physician myself. Surgery and emergency medicine have become the areas that have spiked my interest and aid in my enthusiasm to be a part of the field. Cerebral Palsy is what I would call my central reason for wanting to dive into the medical field and become a physician. Because my older brother has this condition, over the past twenty-one years
As a student that is currently seeking a career in the medical professions, I have had to routinely contemplate my reasons for pursuing such an extensive education program in a field that is constantly demanding excessive time and effort. I know of students—many friends and acquaintances of mine included—that have the most sure-fire, inspirational stories that align with their desire to become doctors, surgeons, physician assistants, etc. They always seemed to have a story that emphasized their desire to “give back” what they have received from the medical community. Because of that, ever since the beginning of high school, I have been trying to find an extraordinary reason, a purpose for my medical pursuits. Perhaps I could justify my passion for
My journey to pursue an education in physical therapy actually originates from my early childhood. I endured a very impoverished upbringing and my family’s socioeconomic status was below the poverty line. At a very young age, money became the central issue of my life. I found myself worrying about mortgages, health bills, and grocery money. As I grew older, I vowed to myself that I would not endure my family’s financial burdens into my adulthood. I knew the best way to accomplish this was by obtaining a college degree and having a professional career. However, I was unsure what career I wanted to pursue. I experimented with many different career ideas, but during my sophomore, I discovered my passion and skill for physical medicine. For my
Serious illnesses change lives forever. I was given the challenge of cerebral palsy to overcome throughout my life. Cerebral palsy is a permanent illness which affects the brain and causes it to be "immature". I was born with it so I never was given the opportunity to avoid it. I feel different about the situation on a daily basis. One day I wake up happy, thanking God that even though I have to live through a constant battle, I'm still lucky to be alive. Others I wake up angry, angry at the fact that my friends and family get to live normal lives where as I didn't even have the choice of living a normal life. But what is normal exactly? The way I see it is that no one really is normal. We all have our constant battles to put up with throughout our lives. Whether we have a labeled illness, or it's something that challenges you mentally such as divorce or your faith, we all have our own little battles. The key, though, to overcoming these battles is to accept them and take charge of them rather than letting them take charge of you. Living with Cerebral Palsy, I've come t...
Since a young age, I always felt inclined towards pursuing a career in the health care field; daydreaming about myself working at a clinic or hospital and making a positive impact on someone’s life. When I started college, I decided to major in Biology and explored the different career options the health field had to offer me by shadowing dietitians, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers to find my ideal job.
I had known for years that I wanted to work in the health care field, but I always believed it would be as a doctor. I watched for the first few years of my brother’s life as he struggled with different health challenges such as being born premature, having croup and breathing difficulty, and speech impairment. Watching my brother struggle and then being able to overcome these difficulties, as well as seeing other children around him who were not as fortunate, really pushed me even at a young age to make a difference. My family, both immediate and extended, were very supportive, and I felt a real positive push towards working hard to achieve that goal of working in health care. In high school, I was fortunate enough to do a cooperative placement at the Peterborough Regional Health Center’s Intensive Care Unit. Through observing rounds and being in the medical setting, I truly knew this is where I wanted to
I find myself privileged as I am the first generation from my family to complete Bachelor Degree. Therefore, "reaching perfection through adversity" is what inspired my journey of Physician Assistant studies. I am originally from small South-Asian country called Nepal, where I completed my High School education with science major. As a science student, I was always curious to know the cause, symptoms, prevention, and precaution of diseases. Unconsciously, I was trying to pursue medical profession. With a strong desire to help community and undeserved population, I got associated with organizations like: Red Cross and Rotary International during my High School education where I worked as a volunteer. These further strengthen my endeavor to pursue career in medical sector.
I have been exposed to the medical field my whole life. My Mom was a nurse and I would love to listen to the stories she told about her time in the hospital. If anybody asked me at the age of five what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say “a nurse like my mom.” A few years later I decided I wanted to be a doctor from the few times I got to watch the television show “ER”. The beginning of my interest in physical therapy was when I met my fourth grade pen pal, Elmo, at a nursing home. Elmo had muscular dystrophy and only retained control of his right arm and pinky which allowed him to manouver his wheelchair. During one visit where we got to spend the whole day with our pals, the physical therapist at the nursing home came to see Elmo. I was allowed to stay and I remember thinking it was so cool that there was one person to help Elmo retain the little muscle tone and mobility he had left. In sixth grade, my class went to the hospital to sing Christmas caroles and I remember the coolest place being the physical therapy room. I thought it was amazing how patients were learning to walk again or throw a ball.
I have always been interested in people?s stories. The narratives of our peers give us insight into our own lives as much as they entertain us, giving our own stories meaning and substance. Of course I enjoy medicine for the science, the pride, and the stability, but nothing draws me to the profession like life stories do. And the physician has the opportunity to not only experience these narratives first hand, but to be a part of them as well. I hope that I may, one day, know and become involved in the lives of my community, just as you, the reader, might become a part of mine.
“Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move” (Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2013). The disorder usually does not get any worse; yet it is an irreversible, everlasting illness that does not subside. Cerebral palsy occurs either during pregnancy or after pregnancy as the brain is impaired while in the process of developing. The effects of cerebral palsy are important when factored into a person’s lifestyle because it “can affect a person’s posture, balance, hearing, and ability to move, communicate, eat, sleep and learn. People who have CP may also be prone to seizures and have intellectual impairments (Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2013). The components of forming the word Cerebral Palsy are broken down into “cerebral” referring to the cerebrum which is the portion of the brain that is affected, and “palsy” also known as muscle (My Child 2007).
In the future, I wish to obtain an occupation in the medical field. I would like to start out by working for a Biology major and working in a premedical field in college where I can use my interest in medicine and my curiosity for knowledge to gain insight that would be needed to become a helpful doctor in the medical field. As I move along in my career, I would like to work my way through the pathway so that I can expand my skills in healing others, such as diagnostic abilities, effectively giving treatment and so on. I want to learn as much as possible so I can fulfill my ultimate dream of helping others that need answers to their medical problems and so that more people can live happily and healthily in the world. I hope to bring happiness to others and allowing people to live comfortably.
From a young age, I was drawn to the healthcare field, not because of the amount of money doctors, nurses and other health professionals made, but because of the dedication and contentment I saw on their faces helping someone in need. Growing up everyone wanted to become a doctor or a nurse and as a little child being a doctor or a nurse was a profession many parents wanted their child to pursue as a career. Needless to say, I fell into that category because I wanted too. However, that dream came to a halt.
From a young age, I was drawn to the healthcare field, not because the amount of money doctors, nurses and other health professionals made, but because of the dedication and contentment I saw on their faces helping someone in need. Growing up everyone wanted to become a doctor or a nurse and as a little child being a doctor or a nurse was a profession many parents wanted their child to pursue as a career. Needless to say, I fell into that category because I had high hopes that one day I will become a nurse. However, that dream came to a halt.
I believe this passion for helping others is truly what drives me to pursue my goal of a medical career. So long as my passion for helping others is with me, my determination to pursue this dream will remain, and only grow stronger. There is so much to improve, so many things to discover, and countless subjects to research in the medical field, and I hope to have a great impact
As a child I had always been interested in medicine and the medical world. My passion of learning about the human body started when I was younger. I encountered many health problems throughout my toddler years. I looked up to the doctors and medical staff around me and continue to look up to them, they were and are still my heros. That is why my goal in life is to become a general surgeon. I want to be able to save many lives since it is possible now to do so now.