Medicine: A Career As A Career In Medicine

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“I need the chest tube try now and where is my blood?” was the first thing I heard when I entered the emergency room on late saturday night. The patient came in coding after being shot five times by police and upon arrival the staff immediately jumped in try and save his life. I watched mesmerized as the resident opened up his chest in order to get control of the bleeding. Even though the procedure was unsuccessful and the patient eventually expired, it was a great learning experience for everyone involved. Medicine is such an interesting field because it is constantly changing and adapting with new information that is discovered and there are always learning opportunities. When I was in kindergarten, I always told people I wanted to become an astronaut-doctor-lawyer because I wanted to help others as well as explore new frontiers, and this is exactly what being a physician entails. Although my decision to pursue a career in medicine was not exactly straight forward, I cannot imagine working in any other field. …show more content…

The Hippocratic oath tells us to “remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon 's knife or the chemist 's drug.” This phrase fully explains my desires to become a physician, because while I am fascinated by the science behind it, I want to care for people as a whole, whether simply administering medication to help them feel better or even just listening to their concerns or holding their hand. Furthermore, I want to become a physician because I want to save lives when I can, but more importantly, I want to aid in the prevention of disease by educating my patients on how to stay healthy and out of the

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