My Life Is My True Calling

751 WordsSep 15, 20154 Pages
“No, you cannot marry someone from India!” my Pakistani grandparents said to my father. However, he knew he had to marry her as he knew she would make him happy for the rest of his life. My father has always been my source of determination, courage, and commitment. These qualities in combination with his strength of character helped him convince his parents to bring my mother to Pakistan, despite the social ostracism they faced from the extended family. This is one of the many reasons I idolize my father. As such and with being born into a family of engineers, everyone figured I would grow up to be one, too. However, gradually it dawned on me that medicine was my true calling. The ability to directly bring about a positive change in a person’s life is a splendid notion for me. I knew I had to pursue my passion, which was medicine. I knew it was going to be a long journey plagued with trials and tribulations. At the same time, this reality was eased knowing that I would enjoy the unwavering support of my father. Finally, years of hard work culminated into a moment of jubilation when I found out that I was accepted into Dow Medical College, Karachi, the most prestigious state-funded medical school. As a student, of all my clinical rotations, internal medicine resonated with me the most. The breadth and depth of Internal Medicine is extraordinary and I enjoyed the process of trying to tie a pathological process to a set of given symptoms. It also fostered my intrinsic

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