Health care is a fundamental element to sustaining the welfare of our society. The ability to become a student in the Grand Canyon University (GCU), Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program, takes me one step closer to being able to achieve my dream of playing a vital role in helping our society towards disease prevention. My experience in the acute care setting has reinforced my passion in disease prevention and health preservation. My short term goal is to be able to successfully complete the required course work. Secondly, I want to be able to acquire the necessary certifications to be able to practice as a FNP. The program at GCU will provide me with the knowledge, and skills I will need to effectively develop my role. The long term goal I have set for myself is to reach the Doctorate level degree at some point in my career. I would like to practice at an independent level and have my own practice in
Upon entering the Alternative Medicine degree program at Everglades University I did not know what I was going to do with the degree. I did know, however, that I wanted to understand the concepts of alternative healing methods better because I had just experienced the death of my grandfather from a diabetic induced disease while I had stood idly by—with nothing I could do to help. I also understood that I wanted to learn more about the subject that I had become quite passionate about through my own 100-pound weight loss journey—nutrition. Little did I know that this decision would not only further spark my passion, but
I would like to extend both my deepest gratitude for Quillen’s allowing me the opportunity to learn about its medical program in a personal setting with the very amicable and knowledgeable John Riley Wilkinson as well as my humble appreciation towards being considered for a place in the Quillen College of Medicine.
Nursing is about providing the best possible holistic care for the patient and family. At the same time there’s an imbalance of patient care regarding education and knowledge being provided by nurses. As a nurse I believe we all owe it to ourselves, the profession, and the patient to provide the best possible care. According to American Nurses Association (ANA) online article “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.” In order to better achieve the nursing ideals of the American Nurses Association we must improve patient care by requiring hospital nurses to become BSN nurses.
I am drawn to family medicine by this same appreciation for humanism that is evident to me among practitioners in this field. I am similarly motivated and excited by the intellectual challenges, scope, and meaningfulness offered by a career in family medicine. I strive to join a residency program that will provide rigorous clinical training among a diverse patient population while offering extensive resident responsibility for patient care. I believe that a family medicine residency program will inspire me to excel and arm me with the tools I need to achieve my future goals. Upon completion of residency, I aim to devote myself to serving the underserved while dedicating time to conducting research and participating in community and medical
After I graduate from NUNM, I want to work as a primary health care professional in my own clinic in a rural or underserved area. As a Naturopathic Physician, I will be trained as a primary health care physician, which will allow me to have a direct influence in the management of their health. However, not everyone is able to receive care from a primary physician because the nation is currently experiencing a shortage of physicians. With the training I receive to get my ND degree, I will be in a position where I can serve those who do not receive the care they need because they lack access to primary physicians. Ideally, I will open my clinic in a rural area, where few health professionals work but health care services are needed. While these
My reason for choosing this particular course was to study and explore the different practices towards improving health and how health effects people worldwide. Also, my expectations from this class is to learn the core concepts of public health and the essential associations between nursing, global health, and the elements
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
I am applying to the Carver College of Medicine because of its commitment to meeting community needs and advancing medicine through research. Growing up in a rural Midwestern community with hundreds of uninsured residents has helped me to understand the importance of meeting community needs. Until 2010, emergency rooms were the primary source of medical care for many uninsured residents; therefore, concerned medical professionals opened the C.A.R.E. Clinic for the uninsured. As a 5 year clinic volunteer, I have witnessed the improvement of the mental and physical health of these hard working uninsured citizens. I also saw the success of medical professionals and community members coming together to solve an important problem. In addition, through organometallic and lupus research I learned the importance of critical questioning, hypothesizing, and analytical thinking. Refining these skills for patient diagnosis and medical advancement is essential to becoming a successful physician. Therefore, I believe the strong Medical Student Research program will give me this opportunity. I would be honored to work with physicians such as Dr. Bishop on intestinal diseases, because I have seen how IBD can decrease quality of life. Dr. Wehby’s work on the economics of healthcare is also fascinating to me as an economics major as it
Since high school I was mesmerized by the mystery of the human body. I always wanted to study the structure of the smallest cells. Nevertheless, my admiration for the noble work of doctors in helping people and relieving the suffering of others was one of my primary reasons for wanting to pursue a career in medicine. Being born in a family that has always encouraged utilizing our inherent gifts to the fullest extent, I have excelled in every academic venture I have undertaken. My ambition to become a competent physician culminated when I was selected in the top 200 among a 100,000 applicants to attend the best medical school in my country, the University of Khartoum. Oliver Twist always asks for
As a tree grows it forms branches and those branches sprout more helping the tree mature by reaching to catch sunlight, growing taller and stronger this tree will bare good fruit. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is one of the twenty seven institutes/ centers that make up the National Institutes of Health. Keeping the theme of the NIH, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine also keeps research goals and objectives specifically to “enable better evidence-based decision making regarding complementary and alternative medicine use and its integration into health care and health promotion.” (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
I aspire to perform Nobel Peace Prize winning research while providing compassionate care to my patients. Having both a researcher’s and a physician’s perspectives, I am motivated to bridge the gap between science and medicine by educating patients about their condition and treatment options in appropriate detail. As Albert Einstein said, “[I]f you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” Being trained as a leader of both science and medicine at UCSF, my understanding will allow me to teach any patient and provide their right to educated healthcare decisions. With my balance of clinical work and research currently, I am excited to go to work every day since each day brings a new learning experience. Attending UCSF would transform my dream into my reality and keep this excitement in my life as I progress as a leader of academic
As a potential student of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, I will dedicate my time to upholding the values of CCNM and those of Naturopathic medicine, learning and engaging with professors and peers, and continuing to grow in terms of my commitment to community. I believe that my training as an EMT and a Resident Assistant combined with my innate desire to help others will make me an asset to the College and the profession. I am excited and committed to pursuing a career as a naturopathic doctor.