The doctors who are involved in restoring that individual back to health have the opportunity to witness a miracle; the miracle of life and healing. Becoming a doctor is more than administering medication and seeing patients. Being a doctor is being a friend, forming a familial bond, and sharing the love that a patient needs. It is being someone who gives the patient hope when they feel that there is none. Being a doctor is witnessing an impossible situation become possible. I have chosen to pursue a career in the medical field because I want to expose others to the compassion that all should feel from a healthcare provider. I believe that if I can provide a sliver of hope to a patient they will have enough faith in their process to keep trying. I want to witness first hand the wonders of nursing a premature baby back to health. I want to show love and compassion to the family who recently lost a loved one. I want to be that light; the light that shines in the midst of a dark place.
child. From one emergency physician I saw the face of medicine that I wished to practice. While in the
For both Atrial and Ventricular septal defect the size of the opening or hole affects how severe the child’s
3) On what basis could County argue that it is conforming with the criterion at 1715(3)? On what basis could the state agency argue that County's application in nonconforming with the criterion? In your opinion, which side has the more persuasive argument? Why?
In February of last year my grandfather was having problems with his heart. He often complained about the feeling of pressure casting on to his chest so he went to the doctors in pursuit to figure out what is causing these menacing pains. To his discovery, the doctor examined his heart and explained to him that he would need to receive coronary artery bypass surgery. My family and I were scared of the risks involving the surgery but the doctor assured us that it is not as intricate as it sounds. So on February 23rd My grandfather went into have coronary artery bypass surgery and regrettably did not make it out alive. In tears my mother screamed at the surgeon who gave us this terrible news, demanding answers. The surgeon explained to us that
I have shadowed D.O. from different departments at University of Kentucky, such as Pediatrics and Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Anesthesiology departments, including ICU and OR. Because of my love for children and cancer, the rounding at Pediatrics and Oncology department was thrilling. It was shocking to see so many young children diagnosed with cancer. Sometimes, it was heart breaking to see the family going through emotional moments when they first hear about the diagnosis. The experience taught me that I can not be heartless, but neither can I be too emotional. I had a privilege to join an OR with alumni from KYCOM, Doctor Randy Legault. After long hours of operation, he talked about his experience at KYCOM, along with some tips that
Cancer’s a bitch! When I was 11 years old I lost my father, a 35 year old non-smoker, to lung cancer. Before the death of my dad, I had always wanted to be a scientist when I grew up. The overwhelming beauty and complexity of nature fascinated me. Watching my father slowly lose his fight with cancer was my first real push towards wanting to study medicine. Later experiences volunteering in hospitals, shadowing physicians, and watching my little sister’s boyfriend struggle through his own fight with a brain tumor only furthered and solidified my passion for medicine. Though I have had some rough patches in my life, I consider myself lucky in that I have seen and experienced things that most people never get to in their lifetimes. These experiences have given me me the chance prove myself able to deal with stress while performing academically, and have shaped me in ways that will make me a more aware and well rounded physician in the future.
Being a pediatric oncologist saves lives of young adults who are just like you and me, we trust them with our lives when we go to them if needed. If you want to help today donate to cancer research, run the relay for life, do everything you can to make it apparent that kids like Violet are getting the strength and support from all of us that they need. Being a pediatric oncologist saves lives, how would it make you feel to be a hero in a child’s
Her birthday is November 29th 2011. She was unable to breathe on her own when she was born. On November 30th they found out she had a interrupted aortic arch. She was born with a hole in her heart. When she was born she was like any other kid just with a disability. She was transferred to a hospital in Rochester NY. She was born with a hole in her heart.
Access to healthcare services is a very crucial issue for the patient’s population. The difficulty of this process is even higher when any type of surgical intervention is required. The rules and regulations are creating some obstacle for patients in order to receive immediate care. In the population of my interest access to healthcare and health services is going to another level of hardship because the type of surgery that this population will go through is not a regular open heart surgery but it is minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Minimally invasive approach in open heart surgery allows access to the heart through small incisions and without stopping the heart, or separating the breastbone (sternum) and ribcage, or requiring a
Children with Pulmonary Atresia with a ventricular septal defect usually have to go through repeated and often difficult surgeries. The worst thing about Pulmonary Atresia is that the heart will never be
Considering my uncle had died of skin cancer about a year before I thought the only option when having cancer was death. This scared my sister and I meaning many nights of crying. I would feel reluctant to leave my house even for school in fear it would be the last time I’d see my father. This lasted for a few weeks until he finally got surgery. After his surgery, the doctor invited in my family to see the machine that they used, and I was in awe. This time and the other multiple times of going to the hospital and seeing how these doctors could save a family inspired me. Without my dad, my family would be suffering greatly. He is the rock, our firm foundation, keeping us stable. These events have made me want to work in a hospital. It had given me insight on how one doctor or one invention can save a person’s life, and I want to be a part of
My childhood was filled with doctor appointments, emergency room visits, and continuous diagnostic testing due to unexplained episodes of apnea and dysrhythmias. I was a very sick child and the hospital quickly became my second home, but some good did come out of the frequent hospitalizations. I was able to witness first hand the power of medicine and it’s ability to take a broken person and make them whole again. I got a real life
I was allergic to the post-surgical medication and it caused me to break out. Thus, I spent many nights in the emergency department and a lot more time in my doctors’ offices than I would have liked to at that age. By the time I was twelve I had already been a patient of a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, pediatrician, endocrinologist, and I was about to become the patient of an oncologist. Routine pre-surgical blood work came back abnormal and due to my family history, I was immediately sent to an oncologist. The reason for my abnormal results that day was never found out, but I am very fortunate I had nothing wrong with me. At this point, I realized that when I grew up I wanted to be a physician. I wanted to be the person that helped so many others like myself. I felt, at the age of 13, that I owed my health to these physicians and that it was my duty to give back.
Imagine your just 3 months old daughter is diagnosed with a heart disease and the only way to save her is by a heart surgery. This happened to Esther Gonzalez, whose daughter, Jordan, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. It was not easy at all, just imagine all both