Essay: A Career As A Physician Assistant

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While working as a veterinary technician for the last 25 years, I began to feel that I would like to create a difference in the lives of people who need it the most. I’ve relished the science, treating patients, and assisting in surgery, and although, helping animals has been extremely rewarding, my heart has grown to create a difference in the lives of people. Motivating me to become a physician assistant that is compassionate and understanding and serves the disadvantaged in Kansas City Metro in addition to participating in medical missions. Building a rapport of trust and confidence with patients, clients, and coworkers, has led to several repeat clients, to the point where several will specifically ask for my services. Recently, I had…show more content…
I am acting as the secretary for Oak Grove Choir Boosters, take part in and support missionary trips (mainly to the south pacific), and sponsor needy children. Yesterday, I collected and prepared 200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. A campaign through the nondenominational Christian organization, Samaritan’s Purse to ship Christmas presents to impoverished children. My first true introduction to the physician assistant profession came through the office manager, Carolyn. Her daughter, Treka, is a physician assistant and as Carolyn shared the news of her family I became intrigued and started coursework in health sciences. Finding Treka’s stories inspiring, they filled me with determination toward obtaining an education. Studying at the School of Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City is of great interest to me because I believe it can give an unparalleled education as a physician assistant with the comprehensive medical resources available in the metro. Equally, after relocating to many different places with my husband in the United States Air Force, I am proud to call Kansas City home for the past 20 years. I love the vast diversity and tight knit community. I admire that your program promotes service to the penurious people of the area and the structure of the curriculum, focusing on one system at a time. I am confident that my experience and coursework has prepared me to successfully meet the challenges of your
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