Different Fields of Medicine

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Different Fields of Medicine

My choice of Medicine, as a career, stems from the immense

satisfaction I gain from acquiring new scientific knowledge combined

with a genuine interest in people. My commitment has been reinforced

through diverse work experience and a long standing ambition. Biology

has developed my fascination for the human body further and I enjoy

the logical nature of Chemistry.

To gain a better understanding as to what is involved in different

fields of medicine I carried out work experience in the cardiac,

orthopaedic and stroke wards at Queen Elizabeth Hospital over a period

of three weeks. Following this, was time spent at ITU, which brought

to life the use of modern medicines in life threatening conditions

while often highlighting ethical issues. Accompanying a consultant

physician in the course of his ward rounds for orthopaedic patients, I

recognized the extra challenges involved when treating the elderly.

The shadowing of a surgical consultant and visiting theatre was

extremely eye opening and I was intrigued by the multi-disciplinary

approach to patient care. Attending a specialist outpatients Cancer

clinic gave me a brief idea about the essential follow up and

palliative care required by patients suffering from such terminal

illnesses and I now appreciate the nature of teamwork necessary to

provide a high standard of patient care. Spending two weeks

accompanying a GP gave me an insight into primary health care whilst

recognising its’ importance. I am bilingual, speaking both English and

Bengali which proved useful when spending eleven days at a women’s

hospital and two weeks at a GP surgery, situated in a poor rural area

of Bangladesh; I observed difficulties in diagnosis and treatment due

to the lack of basic supplies and investigatory facilities in lesser

economically developed countries. My time in Bangladesh was

fascinating and I witnessed an epidemic outbreak of diarrhoea, I

helped to give out free oral re-hydration saline (ORS) provided by the

Lutheran charity. The completion of a First Aid course in August 2004

has helped to hone at least some of the basic practical skills
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