I graduate August 2013 with a Master of Science (MS) degree in Global Health Sciences from UCSF, with a comprehensive skill set applicable to any area of medicine. I received extensive training in global health research, studied global health problems, and explored a hands-on global fieldwork on mental health in a refugee camp. My contribution gives me much satisfaction because the project’s findings will reduce the mental health treatment gap, providing mental health services for the first time. In addition, I draw from and hone my leadership skills as a member of the MS Student Council at UCSF, and expand my knowledg... ... middle of paper ... ...emotional neglect I saw in Shatila, although demoralizing, brought me to a certainty that the power of compassion and support are much more valuable when paired with medical knowledge. Yes, medicine requires problem-solving and critical thinking that I learned from research with Dr. Hayes, and agility and intellectual curiosity that I learned from being a graduate student.
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. From Dr. Chaudhry, I learned what distinguished good doctors from great doctors. Good doctors can accurately diagnose a patient and prescribe the proper medication. Great doctors, however, can earn each patient 's trust. They serve both as a patient 's companion and caretaker, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ds and clothes, a free flu vaccination or a simple clinical examination seems to be common for an averaged-salary worker, but it can be the entire world to a poorly sick elder who could not afford for just a short doctor 's visit.
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.
My interest grew deeper when I began to dissect the cadaver. I enjoyed it so much that I used to go to the lab during my lunch break hours. With physiology and biochemistry, I learned how complex and integrated the human body is. Pathology, microbiology and pharmacology together gave me a fundamental understanding of the human body in diseased state. As I began my clinical rotations I found them all interesting; however, medicine always was a favorite of mine.
I love to diagnose patients from their symptoms rather than to operate on human body. My liking toward Internal Medicine embarked from my clinical rotations in it. Every time when I saw patients with new diseases, I use to ask them in details about their complains, take physical and also ask my attending about it. Finally after reaching home I used to read Harrison's Principle of Medicine about that disease. From that I was astonished to see how things go wrong with the human body, if single organ is not functioning properly how extraordinarily science has find out ways to treat it.
My passion in medicine started off as intense curiosity towards the work of human body. As I entered junior college, we explored on topics like how virus causes disease, how cancer developed and gene therapy which allow me to developed a more sophisticated appreciation for sciences. Having gone through several complicated medical issues involving my family members, I came to appreciate how medical advancement can improve the quality of life. Doctors have the capacity to drastically improve patients’ lives. I wanted to be a physician who is well equipped with medical knowledge and training to help those in need as I find it a stimulating and meaningful profession.
I have always been intrigued by the field of science and that is the reason I pursued the field of Biochemistry for my undergraduate studies. How The Human body works and the different determinants that can affect one's health or a community as a whole have always been captivating to me. I wanted to emerge in a profession that is beneficial for me, my community, and the world I live in. I came to realize through various science courses and health care experiences that a career in health care was the best path for me to outreach my community and the world. Public Health is the most important aspect of medicine.
The Importance of Effective Communication between Doctors and Nurses during End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit End-of-life care, as defined by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, is the term used to describe the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a specialty area that cares for critically-ill patients who are facing life-threatening problems. The goal of the ICU is to help patients and their families get through this difficult stage using advance medical interventions and continuous emotional support. But sometimes, patients may not recover and death can be imminent. ICU nurses are the first ones to notice when a patient’s condition is not improving despite all the interventions.
The patient care was incredible, but the exposure to hospital care had me yearning for a better understanding of pre-hospital care. I then enrolled in an emergency medical technician course for better understanding of this first response care, again enhancing my emergency medicine experience for guaranteed success. Many runs and transports with the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad provided me with experiences in the field that I would have never received by simply remaining in the hospital setting. As I approached graduation and continued to research options to broaden my medical knowledge, I was able to secure a medical scribe position at Chippenham and Johnston Willis Hospitals. By compiling medical charts in real-time, I partner with a physician during each shift to assist in medical research and documentation for each patient to ensure efficient patient care.
It brings a new understanding and allows focusing on living systems so that contribution can be made to the improvement of healthcare and clinical applications. It excites me extremely when I consider how much I can do for human health and safety through working in this field. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND & TRAINING I value academics as a powerful means to realize dreams. I persistently scored well in school and high school. I opted to pursue my passion in under-graduate studies and chose to study Biomedical Engineering, the details of which are clearly enumerated in my curriculum vitae.