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A Career Goals For A Career In Medicine

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It is common for a child to be asked: “what do you want to be when you get older?” For me, the answer has always been the same. Growing up I became fascinated with medicine, and I knew that I would have a career in medicine. My fascination began when my parents gave me a toy telephone that said, “Thank you for calling Dr. Johnson’s office, how may I help you?” and from that point on my fascination slowly began to grow into reality. By me pursuing a career in medicine, it will not only allow me to uphold my institution’s motto of “Culture for Service,” but it will allow me to provide health services to those who cannot help themselves. While I will be satisfying my need to serve my community, I will also be achieving my career goal. At a young age, my career goal was set, but not everyone accepted my decision. The response I received from my grade school teachers and peers was negative and many suggested that I considered a different career. My eighth grade English teacher even suggested that I “chose a more realistic career.” If someone told me 10 years ago that I would graduate from an illustrious institution with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry, I would have laughed in their face. The odds were never in my favor; my father is a high school dropout with a GED and my mother is a custodian. Even with the odds against me, I fought to push forward, follow my dreams, and prove everyone who doubted me wrong. Many times, I even doubted myself, asking “Am I
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