Biology has always intrigued me; that is why I took advanced biology courses every year during high school. I chose cardiology in particular for medical school because cardiac diseases run in both sides of my family. I have seen my grandmothers get pushed into the emergency rooms and I thought they were not going
I have always had an interest in the human body and animal anatomy. I've studied it on my own with coloring books, online programs and thru home dissection kits. It is fascinating to learn the numerous ways our bodies function. I completed an anatomy and physiology course through our home school coop. I learned a lot of important information that will help me advance in my education and career.
I'm captivated by how the complex physiological structures work together to keep us alive and how damage to them may have health risks. I've enjoyed heart dissection in biology , how they workhelped me gain analytical and practical skills. Psychology has helped me improved evaluating skills and how to deal with ethical issues and that physical health can have a consequential impact on mental health.
"BOOM!" "BANG!", went my mom of her feet onto the floor! I ran over to help pick her up off the floor. I got her into the bed and checked for any scrapes or bruises. After I got her all patched up and comfortable I came to realize that the last time this happened she hadn't had her medicine in days. So I proceeded to give her the correct medication and stayed over the next few days to nurse her back to health. Over those few days even at a young age, I realized that the medical field was just for me. I enjoyed doing what I did to help my mom and wanted to continue to help others the same way I helped her.
When I was five, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Even though this was a truly terrible event in my life, there were people who were extremely helpful to me. Obviously, my parents, other family, and friends helped me through the situation, but I am eternally grateful to the nurses. They made me feel like everything was going to be ok as it was happening in the moment. They were the reason I made it through the ordeal. Since then, I could always picture myself going into nursing so that one day, I can be that same trusted support system for someone else.
Journey to Medical Assisting When I was in high school, my great-grandmother became ill and came to live with us. Before school, after school, and during the weekend, I helped take care of her. This gave me a sense of pride and during that time, I realized how fulfilling it is to help people. I did not start out on the path to be a part of the medical profession, but I always had the desire! I have often given of my time volunteering at the Agape Senior Care facility. Now I am well on my way to becoming a medical assistant (MA)!
During the five years at Trinity, I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience to succeed. My passion has always been Science; I have been interested and curious about the anatomy of the human body. The classes that motivated me to pursue a career in health are Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Surgical and Mental Health Clinical, Religion of the World, and Health and Wellness Programming.
In high school, my favorite classes involved science. I was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate courses at Green
And to grasp how our systems work, I needed to have a deeper understanding of what they are made of, which is what biochemistry is all about- the chemistry of life. My interest in the human body started in fourth grade when I first learned about anatomy and the body systems. Until this day, I haven’t forgotten the names of the bones in the skeletal system. When I volunteered to translate and help out in a Medical Mission last summer in the Philippines, my interest in medicine grew. I knew I wanted to become a doctor, but this volunteer opportunity made me certain that the medical field was for me. It was fascinating to be involved in the discussion between the patient and the doctors since I was the one translating from English to Filipino and vice versa, and seeing how the doctors handle diagnoses and treatments was quite a learning experience. I’ve also taken Honors and Advanced Placement courses in Science and Math which also fueled my interest in my chosen field. Taking the AP Biology course really made me more aware and gave me a greater interest towards life and our human bodies. It’s mind-blowing to think about the complexity of our living systems and how we can be unaware of what is actually going on inside of us. This is precisely why I strive to become a doctor- I want to learn more about medicine and
As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, I quickly focused in on Biochemistry as my field of study. I have always favored science classes, but biochemistry broke down the elegance of a biological system into complex chemical reactions; it only took one class, and I was hooked. Although I struggled my senior year with a demanding class schedule and two jobs, my determination and time-management ability allowed me to graduate in a total of three years.
Courses I have taken that are relevant to my career interests are biology, chemistry, Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, advanced genetics and applied biotechnology, and physiology. Biology and chemistry have provided me with a basic science background that is essential to understanding more advanced science courses. Human Body Systems and physiology have helped me to learn basic anatomy and physiology through hands-on activities like constructing organ systems out of clay and dissecting a cat. In addition, I learned how basic biomedical science knowledge and research methods in Principles of Biomedical Science and continued this
In seventh grade, Mrs. McCarty taught my science class. We started dissecting animals and learning about the human body and we had to memorize muscles, bones, and structures in the body and how it all worked together. I originally thought that I wanted to be a veterinarian as my career, but from the first dissection of a cow eye I knew that I wanted to be a surgeon instead. We dissected a frog, a cow bone, a cow eye, and so much more. Mrs. McCarty’s science class sparked my passion for learning anatomy. I remember building a model of a cell in her class, which I still have on display in my house. Her class was so helpful
My volunteer assignment in the emergency room brought me close to the nursing staff, but never before had
A Dream Come True When I was a child, I was always asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answers ranged from musician, manager, doctor, and veterinarian. The last few years have helped me narrow down my career path and gave me passion to pursue a
My junior year I had the opportunity to take an anatomy class.This, partnered with my psychology class, was one of the most fascinating classes I have taken in my high school careers. Learning about the human body fascinated me as it was something that was so applicable, something that related to how I live my life everyday.