Exploring various research opportunities on campus and summer internships have allowed me to shape what I want my future to look like. When the time approached to set my personal and professional goals, I made a conscientious decision to enter a field that would allow me to leave a positive impact on mankind, while adding to the current body of research. There is more that can be done by combining research and medicine, and additional steps I can take to enhance scientific advances. These convictions, coupled with my passion for medicine and science, were significant factors in my interest in becoming a physician-scientist, pursuing an MD-PhD. As a scientist, I see how creation and innovation can aid. As a future medical doctor, I see the need to treat, heal, and
I am looking into studying the Exercise Physiology specialization under the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major because I am interested in pursing a professional career in medicine. This program covers many of the requirements for the Pre-Med track, which is excellent for students wanting to go on to medical school. However, the major goes step further and instead of just having the student take intense higher level science courses, it goes into the study of the daily function of the human body and the mechanics of body movements which is essential in studying medicine. This program also teaches the students the importance of exercise to prevent illness, and how exercise can be used in the rehabilitation process for future patients. I believe this to be vital in the future for the progression of medicine. This provides a stronger doctor and patient relationship because of the intense focus the provider will have on the patient to ensure he or she’s
Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP) at the Mayo Clinic Florida strengthened my idea that research is an integral part of clinical medicine. After the CRISP, I decided a MD/Ph.D. suits my future goals better than an MD or Ph.D. because it will better equip me with essential tools, such as the ability to practice and develop medicine, needed to provide the best patient care possible. Spending many weeks on Cerner Millennium power chart sorting
My loving mother always told me that true strength comes from living your life for something bigger than yourself. Making valiant contributions to our society and supporting the people I love is so important to me, and becoming successful is the only way I’ll be able to do any of that. I have my heart set on studying biomedical engineering, a career field that will enable me to create and develop solutions that will improve the lives of all people, but especially those with disabilities.
Curiosity is a key aspect of engineers because they work on a variety of projects that requiring knowledge in a multitude of different disciplines. While I do not yet have a substantial understanding of biomedical engineering, the inquisitiveness required to excel in this field is shown in everything I do.
Biomed Academy at my high school will be the most contributing factor to attain my goal. This academy has changed my perspective about medicine career. I have gained tons of knowledge from BioMed academy in these high school years. This will help me to attain my goal, because the knowledge gained from this academy will help me to be a successful medical professional. The principle of Health Science, Health Science, CNA, psychology, Biology, and anatomy and physiology are classes that prepared me to be an eligible Pre-Med applicant. I have learned from the basic structures of the body to the complex structure of the body, and from classroom to hands-on experience at the rehabilitation center. These years in BioMed Academy will help me to attain
As a young child, I recall always asking my father the silliest questions, and despite the rather irrational questions, he seemed to always have an answer. That curiosity has fueled me to become who I am today. Even more so, I have continually yearned to have the wisdom of my father, who, as a child, really seemed to have everything figured out. I was born on October 8th, 1997 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and I have been living in Hampton, Tennessee, ever since the age of three. At that very same age, I also began attending Hampton Elementary. In addition to my inquisitiveness, I also have a passion for traveling and photography. While I have never since departed from the Hampton area, I have always had far more grandiose dreams than what this small town has ever seemed to offer; however, before I know it, I will be on my way to
With the start of medical school, studying basic sciences opened a door to the world enriched with years and years of research. With each passing semester, I gained more knowledge about the biochemical, physiological and anatomical aspects of medicine. The more knowledge I acquired, the more eager I became to apply what I had learnt into clinical practice. Those two years formed the foundation
One of the crucial moments in my life was the decision I had to take; as to what I was going to do next in life. Having completed my Advanced Level in 2013, I realized that it was not the end of my career as a student. I needed strong academic foundation along with other soft skills to meet the challenges and survive in this commercial world as a successful individual. In view of these thoughts, I was unable to make a firm decision as to what my career direction would be. After a month or so of various discussions with my parents, friends and other learned people I was able to reason out the best choice for me.
When I first entered college, I had thought that I wanted to major in Biomedical Sciences. The reason being, I was diagnosed at the age of 7 with Type 1 Diabetes. I was tossing around the thought that I was interested, possibly, in having a career that involved my disease in it. From being a part of this compass program, I have learned about many careers. Even though I learned more of what I do not want to do, it has helped me narrow down to majors that I am more interested in. I was thinking of still having the possibility of entering the medical field, but I am unsure. Learning about the different careers in the medical field and visiting labs has shown me that it isn't something that I am interested as much as when I first enter college. While I do want to be involved with my disease, I’m not sure if I want to have a career with it, but it could still be a possibility.
Since childhood, I had a deep interest for the Health and Biological Sciences. My growing interest to learn about the life and living things helps me to obtain an in-depth understanding and the important contribution that a doctor makes to a society gets attracted me. It was from that point my interest in health sciences arose. I became more interested in knowing why a certain patient had got the disease, how it was spreading and what can be done to prevent the next person from getting the disease. This specialized knowledge in areas
My mother, who went to school to become a Medical Laboratory Technician, introduced me to the many fields of medicine. At night I would lay in bed and research on my now-obsolete cell phone, “What is a pathologist?” and “How to become an epidemiologist?”. I became fascinated by the notion that medicine was able to help those struggling with illness and that science sought to put the universe into to order
My academic interest is geared towards pursuing a master degree in the field of biomedical informatics with a view to becoming a problem solver and a major contributor to new discoveries in the field. I would like to pursue a career in research, development and teaching of methodologies, processes and tools that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of information flow as well as usage in the healthcare setting. I would like the output of my work and research to have significant influence towards improving patient care outcomes whilst reducing information costs in the entire healthcare system.
Before beginning my university career, I imagined, with astonishment, the amount of knowledge and mysteries that housed the medical field. Soon, I realized that the knowledge of medicine was beyond my imagination, thus, increasing my admiration for the complexity of the human body. During my second year of medical school, I was fortunate to take pathophysiology with one of the most brilliant internists in my university. The subject left me fascinated, since it integrated the knowledge of the basic sciences in understanding the mechanisms of diseases. In the end, I wanted to continue being involved in the discipline, so I joined the Department of Physiology. I revised my previous courses and became a laboratory instructor of Physiology and Pathophysiology. This decision was decisive in my training because I discovered aspects of medicine that awoken my interest the most – basic sciences, analysis of clinical cases, suggestive diagnoses, treatment plans, and teaching activities. These interests were consolidated
When I completed the medical school, I was fascinated by the medical research. This fascination led me to select the specialty of immunology. This specialty offered the opportunity of preparing me in medical research without dissociating myself from patient care. In the years as a resident I got important tools such as: the statistical processing of the information collected, and the ability to interpret in an efficient manner the results of research studies. On the other hand, it allowed me increase my knowledge which gave me a greater understanding of the physiopathological mechanisms of many diseases. On having concluded the immunology residence, I began to work on the Institute of Hematology and Immunology, where I could combine the medical research, teaching and patient care for four years.