These core values have sculpted me into the man I am today. Good communication and listening skills are invaluable in all health care systems and I pride myself in knowing that I will bring both of these skills to MSU’s College of Nursing. While in the nursing program, we will be interacting with fellow students, nurses, patients, and doctors. With my open personality and ability to work well with others I believe that these interactions will not only be positive, but productive as well. While in the program and after graduation, we will be working with patients from diverse backgrounds.
I loved being around people and thrived on the interaction, but I was fascinated by the technical intricacies of science. With a love for my science courses, I found that I could readily follow the logic of scientific thought. Then I left school and went to Europe as a volunteer missionary. In addition to learning a foreign Language (French) • I spent that year and a half learning to work with people and help them with their problems. This strengthened my desire to work with people in some kind of clinical setting.
Like many, I have had my experience with sport injuries and physical therapy. When attending therapy I would always notice occupational therapists working with patients in what I know now to be the Fluidotherapy machines, Parraffin therapy, shoulder pulleys, etc. It had piqued my interest and lit a fire of passion for the field of occupational therapy. After my first few encounters observing occupational therapy, I began researching the practice. I quickly learned that it was a field that combined cognition, medicine, and creativeness all into one and I immediately fell in love.
It was a great practice to engage clients in conversations even for a couple of minutes and got to know a little piece of their life. It made the whole experience more interesting and increased client satisfaction. Moreover, I finally got to feel what it is like when a needle hits a bone. I was a little shocked when it did, but it was an awesome experience. One of the challenges that I faced was
Not only did they reinforce my enthusiasm for Internal Medicine but also widened my ability to effectively apply my learning from over the years to two highly differing environments. My experience of completing rotations at multiple hospitals in the US broadened my horizon and gave me the opportunity to develop further at professional as well as personal levels. A well-developed healthcare system, research opportunities, incorporation of evidence-based medicine in the management of patients, high standards of care and outstanding mentorship make US an attractive place for a person like me who strives to achieve excellence. These experiences have shaped me into a more rounded clinician for my level thus far, primed for continuing my medical training in one of the best health care systems in the world, bringing along a fund of knowledge from the perspective of a developing
“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers” M. Scott Peck. When i was a kid my mom was sick at times and we spent quite a lot of time at the hospital. After my mother passed away in 2011 my passion for helping others and wanting to give more then i get was becoming engulfing. I spent many years thinking of what i could do to help people and give back to my community.
I have seen and experienced what nursing really is and what fulfillment it can bring to your life. Today, I stand with confidence with my desire to further my education and become a Registered Nurse through Seattle University. Working hands-on at the hospital has brought me a lot of satisfaction; I have learned new terminology and skills from the nurses, which has reassured me I want to go further. I want to gain the knowledge and be able to help patients even more in depth. Although a long journey waits, I am already eager and excited to serve my community in nursing.
Although these were the darkest moments in my life, both fueled my drive towards a career in medicine. Over time I have come to terms with both losses as best I can and have learned the difficult lesson, of just how fragile life can be. If as a physician I can prevent even one person from experiencing the pain I watched Brandi and my father endure, and the grief both myself and our families dealt with, it would bring me more satisfaction than anything I can imagination. Medical school will supply me with ability to alleviate human suffering.
Will Tommy Douglas’s dream of universal medical care continue to save lives? The idea of Canadian medical care, great devotion to social causes, and political fortune earned Tommy Douglas the respect of millions of Canadians. Tommy Douglas has spent his life searching for ways to help Canada and every citizen in Canada. Tommy Douglas found himself in the hospital at the age of 10, due to a bone infection he suffered 4 years earlier. Douglas’s parents were told that the only option they had was to amputate their son’s leg before the infection spread to the rest of his body.
Despite the activity or task, I have always enjoyed and been drawn to leadership roles. I was a teaching assistant for two different kinesiology courses at UMass Amherst, where I assisted the professor in running discussions, creating and teaching lesson plans, grading tests, running office hours, and leading groups of students in a semester long project. My favorite aspect of this role was getting to know each individual in my discussion group and creatively communicating ideas and concepts according to their individual learning needs. As a nurse practitioner, I will be given the privilege of directing other health care providers and also communicating health education to my