However, my parents maintained their optimism, motivation, and work ethic to allow me to return back to my studies. It is because of their struggle that I was able to continue my education. I passed my secondary boards in biology for my major and continued premedical studies in college. It was not long before I reached the answer that my future resided in the medical field. To gain surety parental guidance was the best tool to use.
Studying for a final. Researching in a lab. Getting my EMT certification. Volunteering. These experiences helped clear up that ignorance and showed me the importance of knowledge (and the excitement of seeing that knowledge in action); while getting heart disease helped push me past that moment of despair and gave me a new understanding of how disease affects people.
Unconsciously, I was trying to pursue medical profession. With a strong desire to help community and undeserved population, I got associated with organizations like: Red Cross and Rotary International during my High School education where I worked as a volunteer. These further strengthen my endeavor to pursue career in medical sector. Fortunately, I was able to come to United States (U.S.) through U.S. Diversity Visa criteria and move along with my dreams. Even though there were cultural and linguistic challenges in U.S., I decided to find a common ground and move ahead.
By working with medical professionals and patients, I became familiar with treatment regimens, pharmaceutics, and the application of practical changes that could maintain even reverse many debilitating diseases. One of my duties was to advocate for patients detailing accurate descriptions of medications and treatment protocol, interpreting their application to patients. This also greatly supported my interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment. Indeed, my peers recognized me for the Youth Leadership Award and the Ventura County Council presented me with the Volunteer Excellence Award, a privilege and honor I take pride in. At UCSB, I am heavily involved in similar non-profit philanthropy like Doctors Without Walls, cultivating my passion for assisting others, by organizing a weekly clinic for homeless women.
Giving medication, going to appointments and, listening to doctors who were specialists in internal medicine and rheumatology increased my knowledge and education at a very young age. This experience led me to look into the NP program because I found my curiosity and interest in helping my mother with her chronic illness, motivation to pursue a nursing degree. In addition, Professors of Lakeview College of Nursing have motivated me to continue my education. They have expressed how important it is to continue to learn and provide the highest level of expertise in nursing. I have mentors who have graduated from Indiana Wesleyan who have provided me with ample information about their incredible exper... ... middle of paper ... ...ty does not have to be a negative factor in their future.
My main contribution is to focus on the kidney disease and hypertension population to enhance patient outcomes. After many years of being in this profession, my first long-term goal will be to become a nursing instructor. Like many instructors who do it to pass on their knowledge, I want to be able to give back to the nursing community in some way. It is important for someone, like myself, who is thoroughly invested into nursing education to dedicate time teaching the next generation of nurses. Like the great professors I had in my undergraduate studies, I aspire to be an inspiring educator someday.
In my healthcare administration courses, I have learned the criteria to be a leader, and to efficiently run organization. Healthcare administrators are health care professionals because they make sure the company runs properly, and individuals get the best care possible. While in high school, I always had a passion for helping people. I knew I wanted to pursue a management career in healthcare. After High school, I completed a Nursing Assistant program and worked in many nursing homes in the Southern Maryland and Virginia area.
This generated a sense of team spirit and professional coordination amongst my colleagues from different clinical and para-clinical faculties. Sometimes the responsibilities as a guide for undergraduates in addition to thrice a week emergencies was tough, but great cooperation and compassionate approach from my smiling colleagues never let me down. All the efforts seem to be worth when the patient says "thank you doctor" with a smile. The process of achieving better training began at my own medical school and as the quest still remains, I preferred United States for further education and training. This motivated me to pass USMLE at first attempt with competitive scores.
Our Language Access program continues to make a positive impact on the Health and Human Services delivery system in Palm Beach County by developing medical interpreting knowledge for bi-lingual staff, enhancing the language skill-set of English-only key staff, improving the Health/Human service providers’ linguistically appropriate services, and helping bi-lingual volunteers to make life better for our communities. Although we have been providing training on interpreting skills to bi-lingual staff, this time our efforts focused on students entering or enrolled on the medical services professions. To that end, we contacted all our local Colleges and Universities having medical services programs. They were a key element on attracting these young future professionals. So far we provided two Medical Interpreting trainings (March 29th to April 2nd, June 21st to 25th) and a one-day intensive MI training on March 13th.
Volunteering at this school gave me an immense sense of gratification and a greater appetite to do more good to humanity. Ironically, the third year of my college had a broader focus towards community health. I participated in numerous health camps organized by my college, which were primarily targeted towards people of low socio-economic order. Though I was able to provide basic oral prophylaxis and treatment to most patients, there were those with special needs and complex medical histories who required special hospice. Conversing with such individuals helped build my character by listening to their problems and revealing the traits necessary to earn their trust.