The close interaction built and her ability to assure, educate and empowers the patients to take control of their well being was admirable. After the last patient, I also had the privilege to speak with Dr Tan and the other doctor on shift. They provided me with valuable objective opinion on the profession and also took to the length to explain the monumental responsibility a physician has to shoulder. From them, I also learnt about the downside of the job as well as the reward for being in such a profession. I wanted to experience the satisfaction of knowing that I had... ... middle of paper ... ...will allow me to make wise judgement that is in the best interest of my patients.
Even though there were cultural and linguistic challenges in U.S., I decided to find a common ground and move ahead. As “Man’s best successes comes after their disappointments", my first encounter with physician assistant (PA) was when I suffered from Anemia and got admitted to emergency. During my hospital stay, she explained and answered my questions regarding my health conditions, preventions, reasons, causes and effects along with precautions and kept me informed all the time. She was very passionate, patience and devoted while dealing with me. And I realized that PA is not only a profession, but it is also a way to serve community and get satisfaction through services.
I learned about the trust and respect a nurse must have when treating patients. I know my grandfather was fearful at times but my mother and his care giver were there to easy his pain and worries. I found that a lot of inspiration for my career in nursing came from my grandfather’s care giver. A woman who didn’t have do anything more than tend to his wounds and give him medicine but chose to care about who he was and how he was doing. She also took the time to get to know and care about my grandfather’s surrounding family.
Through my shadowing experience I learned to interpret x-rays, place splints, and how to conduct a thorough physical examination. The role of a PA often includes discussing a full medical history and taking the time to educate patients. Mattie Stepanek once said that “Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful thing... ... middle of paper ... ...ant. The Physician’s Assistant plays an important role in making healthcare accessible. My unique background and my dedication have equipped me to make a meaningful contribution to the field by providing a sympathetic ear to the concerns of my patients and to interact with them on a personal level, just as David did with me.
Dealing with patient care always appealed to me, yet reaching clinical years would take few years. Therefore, I began volunteering at the Patients Welfare Association, largest student run Non-Governmental Organization in Civil Hospital Karachi. As a Director of Records and Registration my responsibilities involved logging positive blood screening tests and mailing letters to the respective person. Through that experience, I gained a sense of responsibility. Through achieving insight towards t... ... middle of paper ... ... only as a physician, but also a friend, care giver, counselor, and nevertheless a human who tried to listen and understand the distress faced by the patients and their families.
I also learned the training in osteopathic medicine places emphasize in primary care, which is my interest because it allows me to develop a long-term relationship with patients, address the full range of their needs, ... ... middle of paper ... ...orget some small work done by others. Therefore, when I prepared for an official presentation, I spent a lot of time going over my past conversation and checking with my managers to make sure I put all the people who helped us during our acknowledgement slights. I also have strong desires to serve others, including underserved populations. While serving at a homeless shelter Bowery Mission, I realized that the homeless usually need more help in health care but have inadequate access and limited medical knowledge. I am interested in working in in underserved areas as well as serving underserved populations because I can maximize my impact by fulfilling their needs.
An ability that will help me greatly in my graduate studies, emanating from experience in good time management and organizational skills. Having been involved in diverse volunteering endeavors I have enhanced my cultural competency and self-efficacy. More importantly, my life experiences, taking care of my ailing grandparents and those of low socio-economic backgrounds, have instilled in me a heartfelt compassion for victims of circumstance, and an urgent need to facilitate their growth, empowering them with the tools to lead healthier lives. Pursuing a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology at San Diego State University will better prepare me to assess and remove the various risk factors threatening the underserved community by working alongside prestigious professors. The University’s unparalleled focus on innovative research and high-level academic training will be vital for my future career as a clinical trial epidemiologist.
This gives me a great sense of joy and is simply the reason I chose the ever-challenging field of Internal Medicine as my profession. Healing is a universal language. Internal Medicine offers human interactions with the wide spectrum of patients of all age groups and socio-economic status. It requires emphasis on continued care, preventive practices and complex problem solving skills. I believe that an Internist is influential in shaping family dynamics, whether in the case of illness or death or in achievi... ... middle of paper ... ...under the supervision of Dr. Lee Stone.
During these rotations, I got exposure to patients with a variety of diseases, their pathophysiological mechanism and key concepts. I felt tremendous gratification in being with patients at the bedside and facing the challenge of managing multiple medical problems. Identifying the common etiology by sorting out the symptoms is like a challenge that one enjoys as an internist. I experienced the intricate thought processes involved in treating patients with the problems, as well as the energy and compassion needed to take care of the patient as a whole. During my medical school, I came across some doctors who were US trained.
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.