A career in medicine has been a childhood dream for me. I was born and raised in a small and underdeveloped city in Sri Lanka, where hospitals and doctors were sparse. At the age of ten, I lost my father due to a lack of immediate medical care. Shortly thereafter, a civil war erupted and I witnessed countless deaths throughout my childhood. At a young age, I understood that many deaths could have been avoided, if the sick and injured had access to medical professionals. These experiences have fueled my passionate desire to live my life as a physician. My goal was and is to be a competent doctor and provide compassionate care to all patients. With much dedication, I became a doctor. I wanted to help the underprivileged, especially those in rural areas. I began work in North Sri Lanka where the civil war had most severely afflicted and I witnessed an average of 100 casualties daily. As there was a shortage of medical professionals, I gained the opportunity of becoming a well-rounded physician. I came to Canada because my wife is a Canadian citizen who is also pursuing her medical career in Canada. This gave me the opportunity of working in a medical community abroad, which I knew would …show more content…
I consider myself to be a mature, goal oriented, and dedicated individual who enjoys interacting with groups of people. I am devoted to improving the health of the entire population through population-based assessment and intervention, and take part in shaping public health policies. As a physician, I prefer not to depend on pharmacotherapy as a primary tool of treatment. Instead, I want to recognize the underlying cause of a disease and by preventive measures bring about real change at a population level. These attributes are important qualities of a public health physician, and I am confident I possess them
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I could say that my path to medicine began when I entered the Peace Corps and was sent to Tanzania, East Africa. Africa offered me several challenges: a new language, difficult living conditions, shocking poverty—but working through these challenges equipped me with a skill set. I came to understand and appreciate the need for tolerance, patience, and compassion when dealing with people who are different from me. Peace Corps also began to lay a certain foundation: the conviction to work with a diverse population and the beginning tools of perseverance.
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
Throughout my life I have been around people in the medical field. I was fascinated by hospitals and the doctors that filled them. I have always wanted to help people and leave a positive influence on others . I have grown to love the medical field and what it has done
A doctor is a surgeon or physician that tends to the medical needs of a person. A doctor is viewed as a smart and confident human being. This is an accurate assumption. A doctor is more than just this, he/she is a person who has devoted his/her life to studying the human body. "A doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him" Sigmund Freud.
My mission is to utilize the knowledge and skills I learned through my MPH graduate studies to make a difference in the public health field. I am passionate about engagement with disadvantaged and marginalized populations to learn about their needs and assets,
My passion for the health field spawned from a life pertaining to the medical field because of my immediate family. My older brother was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as an infant, has been confined to a wheelchair his entire life, and has other medical conditions. Our mother became a registered nurse during our adolescence After many years of hard-work and dedication, I dream to someday become a physician myself. Surgery and emergency medicine have become the areas that have spiked my interest and aid in my enthusiasm to be a part of the field.
The decision to become a doctor is a very personal one. For many it takes years of personal realization. And for others, it 's always been their life 's calling to pursue medical school and ultimately don the iconic white lab coat. Being born to doctor parents, medical profession was not something very new to me and always seemed like one of the options that can be pursued. But what really committed me to medical profession was death of my best friend at a young age due to kidney problem. That sad afternoon became my inspiration to spare others the emotional agony that I had to go through as a young boy.
“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.
As a traditional Native American saying goes, “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” My heart was captured by pediatrics at an early age. My journey was started growing up in a small town of India with different but significant healthcare needs and limited availability of resources. During the school life, I was always attracted towards human biology. As a young student, I was very curious and used to ask many questions, and my teachers always explained every principle by scientific reasoning and rational thinking. Childhood, after all, is a time when every human begins to construct their concepts of the physical, social, mental and emotional portions of their life. In turn, these perceptions can profoundly
Journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. My Journey in the field of medicine started with my interaction with the disease and the doctor in a small village where I was born. I saw a real life view of a community with limited resources and significant health care needs. And in this setting, I met a devoted physician who was working endlessly to improve the health of people in my village despite all hurdles. Appreciative smiles on patients’ faces and genuine gestures of humble thankfulness in their eyes for that doctor filled my heart with nobility and respect for this profession. I would look up to the doctor and be amazed by the humble and noble man who would rescue people at their weakest point in life. This inspired me to pursue my career in 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.
A Doctor is a licensed physician who provides care to patients, specifically by providing patients with diagnoses, treatment, and Counselling. Two types of doctors exist, MD for medical doctor and DO for doctor of Osteopathic medicine, both MD’s and DO’s share the same job, just a different focus. To become a licensed doctor in the state of California, there is a multitude of steps required by the state to become a licensed physician, not to mention the challenges aspiring doctors face along the process. Becoming a Doctor is difficult, plain and simple. The process is long, expensive, and tiring and will years to complete. Additionally, aspiring physicians face another hurdle, as the financial ramifications of becoming and practicing as a doctor
As a child I had always been interested in medicine and the medical world. My passion of learning about the human body started when I was younger. I encountered many health problems throughout my toddler years. I looked up to the doctors and medical staff around me and continue to look up to them, they were and are still my heros. That is why my goal in life is to become a general surgeon. I want to be able to save many lives since it is possible now to do so now.