“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
As a student that is currently seeking a career in the medical professions, I have had to routinely contemplate my reasons for pursuing such an extensive education program in a field that is constantly demanding excessive time and effort. I know of students—many friends and acquaintances of mine included—that have the most sure-fire, inspirational stories that align with their desire to become doctors, surgeons, physician assistants, etc. They always seemed to have a story that emphasized their desire to “give back” what they have received from the medical community. Because of that, ever since the beginning of high school, I have been trying to find an extraordinary reason, a purpose for my medical pursuits. Perhaps I could justify my passion for
A question I have been asked more often than not, “What would you rather be if not a doctor?” Well, my journey as a doctor has seen a share of crests and troughs, but I will not have it any other way. I am a book lover, and every good read is time saved; I have trekked mountains, and every step brought forth a sense of achievement; I have been recognized for my English debating skills many a time. Every cup held was precious, but none of it so fulfilling and rewarding as another human being trusting you with his breath. This texture of human relationships is unique to this profession, and is probably what makes it sublime to the eyes of a common man.
I began my college career unsure of the path ahead of me. I knew I had a passion for medicine, however, I did not know which direction I would take. With the expansive amount of options offered within the fields of science and medicine, it was difficult to narrow down exactly what direction I wanted to take. I gained some clarity the summer of my sophomore year when I stayed at a close friend’s home, whose father, a practicing Medical Physician, became somewhat of a mentor to me. The passionate way in which he discussed the practice of medicine led me to develop an interest in pursuing a career as a physician. He explained that a career in the medical field was about responsibility, the responsibility to work with all members of the healthcare team for the well-being of the patient as well as their family
Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history, and it is still held sacred by physicians to help the ill, to preserve a patient's privacy, but most importantly it is taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically. Practicing medicine ethically might have been very sacred centuries ago, but unfortunately it is not the case in today's society especially in the United States. Doctors in the United States face more than just high education costs, liability insurance payments, and long hours of work just to stay on top of the latest advancement in medical technology, but many of them also have to deal every day with insurance companies that do not want to cover their patients recommended treatments. A doctor's duty is to help people and practice medicine ethically, but that is impossible with the chaos that is happening in the American health care industry and a serious reform is needed such as the accepting the Patient Protection Affordability Care Act. The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23rd, 2010 by Barrack Obama, but some do not agree with the "obamacare" are on the fast track to repeal the bill. The law would focuses on the health care reform in the United States by providing better coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, improving prescription drug coverage, but most importantly giving every person access to recommended preventative services without cost. (Department of Health and Human Services)
You may wonder why I would want to pursue this career. My parents are both pharmacists, and they constantly encourage me to pursue a career in the medical field because there is never a shortage of work. I greatly enjoy learning about how the human body works and I am also very interested in learning how to fix people's hearts and give
...forming bench research at Barry University and Weill Cornell Medical College in the Traveler’s Research Fellowship, I have been exposed to the side of medicine where scientists work every day to find cures for diseases and save lives. Experiencing different aspects of medicine has made me a more competent individual to thrive in this field and has deepened my interest and passion to pursue medicine as a career.I believe that those who fight with so little against so much truly need others to help them in their struggle. Being a physician is not only becoming a successful professional. I will work hard to bring about necessary changes to end social disparities, so that more groups in society receive the best healthcare. By making a difference in their lives, I will receive rewarding experiences that are worth all the hard work and sacrifice my chosen career requires.
As a naïve kid growing up in India, all I wanted to be was a cricket player. I would carelessly spend hours in the 110-degree heat of New Delhi playing cricket with my friends, as our mothers would yell at us to come inside to protect us from the heat. I would wake up at the crack of dawn and practice before school; I would practice during any spare time I could find. During those times the idea of practicing medicine seemed farfetched. The concept of becoming a doctor did not cross my mind until I started volunteering at the Hinsdale Hospital E.R. during high school. I continued working at the Hinsdale Hospital not necessarily because I saw it as future career but because I was fascinated by everything around me. I made beds, transported samples back and forth from the lab, and other seemingly mundane tasks. I also talked to as many patients as I could and I slowly realized that it was not really small talk; it meant something. It meant something to me because I liked being a part of their healing process in a humble way. I would listen in
Medicine has proven to be an elusive, tempestuous creature. It has appeared to me in visions nightmarish and calm, despairing and joyous. My pursuit has been an odyssey, taking me farther into my heart than I ever dreamed possible. However, before I could even begin to approach the emotional, physical and Intellectual demands of a physician's life, I had to gain a better understanding of myself, my identity and beliefs. Only with this stronger sense of self have I felt the confidence to give my best and my all, and to make my contribution to society.
I perceive medicine as an intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding profession. Along with an understanding of science, it requires passion, devotion and personal sacrifices, which I learnt about after speaking to consultants at "A Career in Medicine" course. I have always enjoyed studying science and my enthusiasm to study medicine stemmed from an early interest in biology. To explore this, I completed a two-week work placement in Year 10 in the transplant research laboratory at Addenbrooke's Hospital. I was fascinated by the concept of transplant rejection and even witnessed a mouse heart transplant. In the lab I assisted in carrying out experiments, helping me develop analytical skills and allowing me to see how advancement in medicine is underpinned by research.
In early adolescence, many children fantasize about being princes and princesses fighting malicious villains in faraway, majestic lands where the charming young, noble always saves the day, and he and the beautiful princess live happily-ever-after. As time maturates, however, those fictional professions develop into dreams of future career choices such as firefighters, doctors, police officers, and more. All of which possess a distinct characteristic, these job choices allow those once native and innocence children to help and save lives in the real world. Although law enforcement is a heroic and well-respected profession, professional that dedicate their livelihoods to the study and biological use of medicine deserve more notability and recognition because of the longitudinal timeframe it takes to earn a medical
I am not afraid to take risks, and I am not afraid to fail and try again. Even though I’ve had my setbacks, I won’t stop because becoming a physician is not only about me. There are not many physicians who look like me in the United States and globally. I have a heightened responsibility to those who may not have access to adequate care or trust the field for reasons that expand historically and culturally among many other complexities. I am very blessed to have had the experiences I’ve gone through because they’ve provided me with the insight of why I want to be a physician. To the best of my ability, I will provide the best care I can and be a mentor to those who hope to craft their learning and creative capabilities. The medical process is a marathon, and not the sprint that I attempted to make of it early in my undergraduate career. The road to success is not neatly paved. I will make it to the finish line with the skills and mindset necessary to succeed in
I completed the run… subsequently, that smile turned to concern as our Chief laid face down 200m away. Frantically, I sprinted, he was unresponsive, and already exhausted I performed CPR; EMS arrived and he was defibrillated, revived, and was responsive. As a physician assistant in the Army my only job is to provide medical care to soldiers. The impetus for pursuing a career as a physician came through family tragedy. My grandmother died of an abdominal hemorrhage after she was started on two blood thinners. It was then; I determined that medicine was ultimately the career for me, armed with an idea of helping other families avoid preventable tragedies.
In the future, I wish to obtain an occupation in the medical field. I would like to start out by working for a Biology major and working in a premedical field in college where I can use my interest in medicine and my curiosity for knowledge to gain insight that would be needed to become a helpful doctor in the medical field. As I move along in my career, I would like to work my way through the pathway so that I can expand my skills in healing others, such as diagnostic abilities, effectively giving treatment and so on. I want to learn as much as possible so I can fulfill my ultimate dream of helping others that need answers to their medical problems and so that more people can live happily and healthily in the world. I hope to bring happiness to others and allowing people to live comfortably.
Growing up, I always had a great interest in my math and science courses. Although I excelled in all my classes, it was from a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. My only issue at the time was I wasn’t sure where I particularly fit in. So, I made it my mission through my middle and high school career to work hard, learn as much as I could, and to achieve the highest grades. This is because I knew I needed to be a competitive candidate if I wanted to throw myself into the field of medicine.
Throughout my life, I have worked towards one goal which is to become a doctor. Medicine offers the opportunity for me to integrate different scopes of science while trying to improve human life. Medicine has intrigued me throughout all my life because it??s a never ending mystery and every answer has questions, and vice versa. Upon entering my career, I had assumed that professional and financial success would surely bring personal fulfillment. This realization triggered a process of self-searching that led me to medicine. The commitment to provide others with healthcare is a serious decision for anyone. As I examined my interests and goals, however, I underwent a process of personal growth that has propelled me towards a career as a physician. A career in medicine will allow me to integrate thoroughly my passion for science into a public-service framework. Since childhood, I have loved acquiring scientific knowledge, particularly involving biological processes. During my undergraduate studies, I displayed my ability to juggle competing demands while still maintaining my academic focus; I have succeeded at school while volunteering part time, spending time with family and friends, and working part-time. To better serve my expected patient population, I worked over my English and Korean language skills. I have come to discover that a job and even a good income, without another significant purpose, will not bring satisfaction. I planed to utilize my assets, namely my problem- solving affinity, strong work ethic, and interpersonal commitment, to craft a stimulating, personally rewarding career in medicine. I have taken stock of myself, considering my skills, experiences, and goals. I have looked to family and friends, some of whom are doctors, for advice. Because of this self-examination, I have decided to pursue a career in health care. The process has been difficult at times but always illuminating. Throughout it all, I have never lost confidence - the confidence that I will actively absorb all available medical knowledge, forge friendships with fellow students, and emerge from my training as a skilful and caring physician.