The following is a critical reflection of my performance during an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE), as part of my training for the role of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). An OCSE is an assessment technique whereby a student demonstrates their competence under simulated conditions (Fidment 2012). For this OSCE, my competence in undertaking a treatment session with a patient was under examination. The treatment session I undertook involved discussing the patient’s progress with behavioural activation (BA), a cognitive-behavioural intervention used for people experiencing depression (Richards and Whyte 2011).
Just as the institution is eager to continue embracing the ever-changing world of healthcare and medicine, I too embody this same distinguishing characteristic. Throughout my undergraduate experiences I have learned in order to be a steward and servant of the medical profession one must exercise teamwork, service, empathy, accountability, and optimism; all of which coincide with the tenets that are declared by the Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine culture. Attending this medical school would be one of the greatest rewards for my motivation and persistence. I know for certain there would be no greater experience than to be a part of the Meharry Medical College
Medicine has been a part of my life since as far as I could remember. The interest in this field sparked me at the moment of first experiences with the settings of a simple doctor’s office. Everything and anything that has to do with some sort of science always tends to attract my curiosity. In the seventeen years of my existence, although there is still more to learn, I believe the experiences and activities I have participated in make me a good candidate to become a successful general
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
Since we teach students from diverse backgrounds, I hope to gain insight on the understanding of the general population regarding the various topics in medicine, which will enable me to not only to educate these students regarding any false information or gaps in information they may have, but also learn of the common misconceptions in our community, so that I may be able to effectively educate my patients and their families in the future. All in all, I look forward to investing my time and talents in the mini-med program that aims to provide medical education to the next generation of citizens in our
“I was recruited to the University of Missouri to serve in a tri-appointment with the School of Medicine, Harry S Truman VA hospital, and division of general surgery in July 2013. The assignments were seemingly going well and clinical growth was exceeding expectations. My most recent evaluation by both the division of surgery and the surgery residents had been completed and were more than
I, Dr. Eric McDonald, MD am truly enthused about recommending Dhoha Alhashim for admission into medical school. It gives me immense pleasure, indeed, to suggest one of our emergency department's marvelous medical scribes, Ms. Alhashim, into your incoming class. I have known Dhoha Alhashim for the past six months in her capacity as a medical scribe. As a medical scribe, Ms. Alhashim had the opportunity to work side by side with some of the department's successful providers; her duties included documenting medical history, physical exam, procedures performed by providers, and transcribed lab and radiology test results on patients' charts. I, personally, had the opportunity to work with this intelligent young lady and observed the transformation of this incredible medical scribe over the past six months. Ms. Alhashim has been exposed to patients with a variety of symptoms and witnessed difficult patient encounters and critical cases, observing the proper ways to manage such situations. Ms. Alhashim has also become acquainted with our department's medical equipments. We have certainly been very pleased with the work performed by Dhoha Alhashim. Her intelligence, enthusiasm and curiosity for learning have enabled her to
As I began my medical education my interests had piqued; however, my true passion was ignited when I discovered the stimulating environment of internal medicine. Foremost, with the aid of an exceptional physician preceptor, I discovered that managing a wide variety of pathologies within a varied population is the ideal way to develop a broad clinical knowledge. Additionally, I found that I enjoyed the ‘hands-on’ component that comes with the privilege of performing procedures and resuscitation. Finally, I discovered that managing patients holistically, through collaboration and coordination, is the best way to facilitate excellent patient outcomes. It was after these discoveries that I decided to further my pursuit of a career in internal medicine.
Asare, I have seen a significant growth in her professionalism and knowledge of medicine that will lend itself well in her pursuit for a career as a physician. Ms. Asare has demonstrated a demeanor of confidence, poise, and competence time and time again in her involvements with patients. Likewise, she has grown accustomed to critically thinking and applying knowledge gained from her studies as an undergraduate to better understand patient illness and practices within the field of healthcare, which was made evident her increasing ability to recall relevant medical information regarding patient visits. I believe that her level of professionalism and capability to seek constant improvement in her knowledge will play a vital part in the success of Ms. Asare in both medical school and healthcare
Throughout my experience as a surgical patient, I always noticed three things my medical team never failed to perform: inform, educate, and care for me. Through my frequent visits to the hospital I began to notice that these ideals were essential in every successful physician-patient relationship. As I progressed in my career as a student, I came to realize that the academic and extracurricular activities I was involved in were helping me perform those very qualities.
When I think of medicine I think of diversity. The medical field contains a multiplicity of individuals, culture, and exchange; exposure to the Guatemalan culture offers a plethora of experience that allows me to build on personal growth, educational enhancements, and the opportunity to make a difference. The availability of this program through the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine is a blessing as well as a prayer answered for the prospect to experience the world beyond the borders of the United Stares.
I have learned from my experience that there is no better place in this world other than this country to learn about new cases or to do a research project or to avail the best treatments to my patients.With the latest technologies and rare cases found here, I wish to pursue my career as an internist in the United States.I have many attributes to contribute to Internal Medicine.My family has taught me the values of hardwork,honesty,dedication and commitment to goals.I am a critical thinker and problem solver and I will deliver all these to my residency program.Each patient is a educator for me and this teaching attracts me to academics and I look forward to being part of an institution that provides a healthy learning environment based on open
This essay will discuss a clinical skill in which I have become competent in practicing. I will use a reflective model to discuss how I have achieved the necessary level of competence in my nurse training programme. The reflective model I have chosen to use is Gibbs model (Gibbs 1988). Gibbs model of reflection incorporates the following: description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and an action plan (Gibbs 1988). The model will be applied to the essay to facilitate critical thought, relating theory to practice where the model allows. Discussion will include the knowledge underpinning practice and the evidence base for the clinical skill. A conclusion to the essay will then be given which will discuss my reflection skills, acknowledge my competence and show my personal and professional development.
I embrace the search for the effective, mutual beneficial relationships within medicine that aims to improve the lives of patients and fellow physicians to uncover the body’s complexities that are not always apparent through pure medical intervention. It’s not an endeavor that can be done with haste. Only with deliberate focus and care can I learn how to hone a person’s tale to their own telling and maintain their wellbeing. I look forward to the
I have known Mr. Hayden for six years on academic, professional, and personal levels. As you review his resume you will note strong academic accomplishments. As a professional you will learn Thomas is articulate, collaborates well with peers, physicians, other disciplines. The healthcare field is looking for individuals who maintain high standards in patient satisfaction, researchers who can implement evidence-based practices, continuity of care, reliability, and trust. On a personal level, you will find an individual who embodies loyalty, honesty, and integrity.