The first time I realized I wanted to specialize in medicine was when my father took me to the fire station when I was around the age of fourteen. He began to show me images of different cases and trauma scenes they had participated in. Since then, I have constantly asked my dad questions about different calls and scenarios about patients he has rescued. By having a father in the medical field and continuing to take science and medical courses throughout high school, I began to learn more about medicine throughout the years. Deciding to partake in these courses further advanced my understanding in medicine. These courses helped it become clear to me that the medical field is something I continuously
“Excuse me ma’am I think you need your medicine, let me listen to your heart beat,” that’s what I use to say to my dolls. I have always had a passion for caring for others. I knew I would be in the medical field. My goal when I was a child was to become a pediatrician, but my past, present, and future has had numerous unexpected ups and downs.
A pediatrician is a medical doctor who manages the physical, behavioral, and mental health of children from birth until age 21. They also graduate from a medical school and completed a three-year residency program in pediatrics. That can squeeze those eight years of school into a six or seven years, four years of college, you can go to any university as long as you complete the classes that should be completed to become a pediatrician or in order to move to the next thing to reach this career. There are almost 29,000 pediatricians in the United States of America.
What is a pediatrician? Pediatricians are doctors who specialize and focus in caring for babies to young adults (Career Cruising). They deal with childhood diseases and the care of infants with health and sickness (Elberts). The typical upper age limit of patients is from age twelve to age
Although science has been my favorite subject in school for as long as I can remember, my passion for medicine started in fourth grade, after I spent three weeks in the hospital. The doctors and nurses were so good at explaining what was going on inside my body, and I learned so much about medicine and myself. It really improved my healing process knowing what was happening and how I could make myself feel better. From that moment on, I knew that I wanted a career helping others feel the same way. So, I met with my father’s friend, who was an anesthesiologist, to discuss all the options that are available in the medical field. After he listened to some of my interests and dreams for my future, he said that he thought
As I began college, I decided not to choose a major at first. It was not until the beginning of this semester that I declared Biology as my major. I have always been interested in science, and it has always been one of my best subjects. Since I was little, my dream has been to become a doctor. As I have taken more classes, trying to weed out what I do and do not like, I have discovered that sciences are what interest me the most. Currently I have an emphasis in pre-professional studies which means that my major is leading me to attend a medical school after I graduate from Arkansas State University.
My decision to pursue a career as a physician was not a blinding revelation, being the daughter of two immigrant parents the thought of becoming a physician seemed distant. In high school I pursued to obtain what for me was then the highest education I perceived I would be able to achieve which was going to college and obtaining a bachelor’s degree. As the quote by Ralph Ellison highlights, “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free”. This quote resonates with the start of my second year in college, as I have been able to find my passion for medicine. More specifically, I explored my values and how I wanted to shape my future. I reflected upon the encounters and dramatic effects that physicians have had with my own family. The most impactful
treat, and help prevent children’s diseases and injuries. Pediatricians are also known as, Baby doctors, Adolescent Medicine Specialist, General Pediatrician, Medical Doctor (MD), etc.. Pediatricians care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. Some pediatricians specialize in pediatric surgery or serious medical conditions. A pediatrician is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood.
Pediatricians are doctors who manage the health of your child, including physical, behavior, and mental health issues . I know I will make a great pediatrician because I love working with kids and I can be very patient. You have to have patience being a Pediatrician because they do physical exams and give your child vaccinations. Make sure she meets milestones in growth behavior and skills.
Matthew Brennan from he Health and Pregnancy Center of WebMD says, “Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in the growth and development of babies, children, and adolescents” (WebMD). Pediatricians are responsible for assuring concerned parents that their precious child is on the correct track for a long and healthy life. While researching more on the tasks of these doctors, I found that they mainly examine the child before coming up with a diagnosis. A typical examine consists of checking their ears, reflexes, throat, etc. I had also learned that pediatricians are the first to examine a baby who is just born. They must be sure the new baby is breathing and responding correctly (WebMD).
While all the pediatricians are doing their job they are working with children from the time that they are born till they are 21. They will also give your child vaccinations. Make sure she/ he meets milestones in growth, behavior, and skills while a little baby. Diagnose and treat your child's illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems. Give you information about your child's health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs.
A pediatrician job is to help children everyday. Pediatricians help children by treating an acute and chronic illnesses. To be a pediatrician you have to go through many years of schooling. Pediatricians have to go through pre-med, med school, and residency. Not only do pediatrician have to go through schooling but they will have to be licenced. To get licensed they have to take an exam. Pediatricians have to have basic skills. Basic skills are active listening, critical thinking, decision making, speaking, and reading comprehension. Also, pediatricians need these skills, oral expression, problem sensitivity, and deductive reasoning. Overall, I provided different and helpful information about a
Pediatricians deliver care for infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. They are specialized in analyzing and healing of younger people. Some of the illnesses treated by pediatricians include minor injuries, infectious diseases and not limited to administration of vaccination. Some pediatricians specify in pediatric surgery or serious medical situations that normally affect younger patients, which might include autoimmune disorders or chronic infirmities. Certification is not necessarily required, but certification does increase the possibility of employment. A license is required for the position.
A Pediatric Doctor is a qualified practitioner of medicine; they tend to focus more on infants, children, and adolescent. A parent or guardian is told to visit a pediatrician to get the information that they need in order to fully understand why their child is in need of vaccinations. Parents are told that their child is in need for vaccinations in order to prevent infections and deadly diseases, so parents or caregivers should enforce these vaccines to keep their babies immune system strong.
Choosing a career in medicine is my first career choice, and in many ways it is the only career choice I want. From professional athletes that we see on television, to the educators that have taught me and many others through the years, they all have committed themselves to extensive study. They have practiced countless of hours to master their individual skill set for their profession. I see myself following in the same footsteps, but as a pediatrician. I want to also master the skills that it takes to be a great doctor. It may not be simple and the outcome may not be near, but with extensive studying and practice I want to achieve and master the set of skills of pediatric diagnosis and eventually improve the medical process. This is my