I've learned a lot things in my breif time being alive, but only ne of those ideas really stands out to me. It is something that I try to live by and think of all the time. I've leaned that whatever you do, you need to have a passion for it. Without that passion you will never try hard enough.
The lessons are numerous and range from trivial to profound, but there’s one that's had the most impact on my life. Fortunately, I was born into a unconditionally loving family with good health and parents that I feel comfortable talking to under almost any circumstance. Until I got to really know my friends, I was aware that not everybody’s lives were like this but never really understood what a life without those privileges was like. But then my perspective changed when I found out that a couple of my friends have terrible relationships with their parents and suffer from depression and anxiety. Another one of my friends suffers from chronic migraines and has been hospitalized three times in the past year. All of my friends are incredible individuals, and knowing in detail of what they withstand on a daily basis has made me more empathetic to the people around me. I think we all forget sometimes that other people are people, we subconsciously go into this state of mind thinking we’re the center of the whole world. But in actuality, that is not the case; everyone else has their own unique lives and issues they’re dealing with. So what I’ve learned by knowing of my friends’ distinctive stories is just to be more cognizant of others. It's difficult to have that state of mind all the time, but in doing so I have better relationships with
While many students claim to be engrossed in the medical field, one being myself, ultimately, only a few students take action towards their interest at a young age and go ahead on to pursue the field. Therefore, students who are sincere about their interest have a tendency to portray interest in minor research experiments, being in a medical field regardless of any materialistic reward, and being able to experience the true work of someone of the medical field.
My affinity for biology comes from my childhood days that I spent watching dissection of rats and looking at the cellular structure under microscope. My mother, being a professor of biology regularly used to take me with her to a Biology lab and that is where my journey towards medical career began. Early on in my life, my family went through a long agony of my father's illness and death. This became a solitary stimulus for me to take up this profession and a driving force to strive for excellence. Going through that turmoil of recurrent hospital visits gave me a firsthand experience of an anguishing family.
Some life lessons are better to be learned at an early stage at life and for my situation it’s good that I did. I learned that one should never depend on others when it comes to doing your own work. You have to work hard to get what you want, you can’t just wait for others to do it for you. This is one of the toughest lessons I learned and it’s good that I learned it. Although, it was tough for me the way I learned it.
I learned how to deal with situations that were foreign to me, like death. It eased my fear of this unknown. I went from feeling overwhelmed during an investigation to being able to comprehend what needed to be done. So many times, I would try and tackle more than I could handle. I soon learned that I could apply this in my everyday life. Everything from buying a car and dealing with the salesman. I now treat salesmen as a “suspect.” I also use this when I purchase items such as health insurance. Health insurance can be a complicated issue. I found asking questions helps make my decision more clear and reveals the potential deception. So, I began asking more questions. Even better, I now know to ask the “right” questions.
I have always maintained a captivation with the “how and why”, how things work, and why they work in that way. This mindset, however provokes most to believe that my enthusiasm comes only through courses, which have a more scientific or analytical backbone, generally involving theories and data. When I was younger, I also thought this; I saw courses such as literature as uninteresting, and even a waste of my time. But, as I have grown my premature perspectives have developed, expanding my own interest in topics previously foreign to me. Broadening my attitude I have been able to find appreciation in the stories I read for their introspective themes and characters. I’m particularly enthralled by what one can learn about others, simply by analyzing characters in short stories and
Ever since I was a child, I have been completely enthralled by the human body. How does it work? How are physical and mental processes controlled? What is an actual "adrenaline" rush? Why is potassium used as the lethal injection? All of these questions and many more have been at the forefront of my mind. Attending upper year science classes in high school, allowed me to immerse myself even deeper these scientific inquiries. I remember sitting in my grade eleven biology class, absolutely enraptured by the enzymes, the genetics of disease, the effect of drugs like Adderall and marijuana on the human brain. Furthermore, this past semester I have had the opportunity to conduct research at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Brock University. I have
I remember at the end of the day our eyes would sparkle, even some of my friends that were not interested of science told that they really enjoyed it. Afterwards my grades for my science classes have been increasing vastly; difficulties like not having equipment’s and lab didn’t stop me to continue knowing more about science. Mr. Ashenfi’s assistance did not stop at school; he gives me advice what to do like: volunteering at hospitals and by providing me science books. My life was difficult growing up. From losing my grandmother when I was seven by diabetes, not living with my mother for most of my life and also living in a third world country, put me on a challenging trail of life. But through my journey, science always cheered me up. Even though there where tragic days, my desire to know about the world made me a stronger
... Childress, I learned that it takes courage to survive, the strong will of oneself, and the right attitude. I noticed that I do not have the qualities all the time and I should develop myself to become more positive and have confident in what I do.
From primary school, I was always amazed by the fact that the human body, composed of millions of cells, develops from a single fertilized mother cell. This idea triggered my interest for the science of human body. But the main reason I joined medical school was witnessing the actions of the excellent medical unit that saved my sister’s life, after her chocking on peanut. At the university, my interest in anatomy was amplified when I was studying anatomy in the second year. Later, this interest increased during various rotations in surgery and internal medicine.
I have also learned that we need to approach all cultures that differ from our own with respect. We must ask questions when we do not understand, and have an open mind when dealing with other cultures. The world is not as big a place as I believed it to be as a child. There have been and will continue to be encounters with people of other cultures. Respect and understanding are needed if there is to be any meaningful communication between the differing cultures.
Whenever asked what my favourite subject is, Biology has been, and will always be, my only answer. It was bewildering to compare my body to a machine working harmoniously. The digestive system, the respiratory system and the circulatory system are coordinating with each other right underneath my skin. Realising that the 'blue lines' visible beneath the flesh of my hands are actually veins carrying deoxygenated blood fueled my desire to know more about how my body functions. To me, it has always been about getting to know my self better.