I have always aspired to become a surgeon, because of the everyday challenges that they get to come in contact with, and the opportunity to change and save lives. I have gone to Campamento, Olancho, Honduras for a week every summer for five years. While in Honduras, I got to work along side other missionaries for the Christian Relief Fund, building houses and helping in a local day care. I was exposed to many children that I have grown close to, while going back every year. My experience with children in another country and experience with children in the United States, by babysitting for friends and family, has continued to influence my decision to pursue a career in Pediatircs. Different circumstances that I have seen children involved in, with the situations and environments I have been exposed to, has made me realize that I could be able to leave a lasting impact on the children that I will treat. No matter how a child’s home life, they deserve to receive that best and attentive care, and I want to be able to give them that.
I have had a passion for becoming a healthcare provider for children for quite a while (for a long time). Children are one of the most important individuals of society because they are the future and will one day be in charge of the world. Their health at a young age is indicative to how their health will be as adults. Childhood has a great effect on how a person turns out to be so I hope to help children I hope to use prevention and education to preserve and restore the health of my patients. My career goals are to prevent children from having to spend time in hospitals or in pain and to help them live out their life and dreams to the fullest extent. Children play a very large role in their families, and when a child becomes sick, the whole family becomes distressed. Pediatricians not only heal children, but they help and prevent a family from suffering. I love medicine and children, and I hope to combine these two passions by becoming a pediatrician.
As the coming years approach, I want my future to hold both the passion to explore new opportunities and the strength to overcome new challenges. With the experiences of my high school career, I aspire to take all the things I learned to transition into a college environment where my ideas can be challenged and shared. Where I can learn from others; where I can seek the opportunity to make a direct impact towards saving lives. I believe I can do great things. Through tenacity I will not only be gratified in becoming a doctor, but also be able to share my compassion for others through
Unlike other medical students, I never had one particular defining moment that changed my life but from a very young age I had set myself to becoming a doctor, but not just any doctor, a surgeon. Therefore, instead of just one determining event, many events helped propel my dream, with medical school being the beginning of much more I hope to achieve.
My career goal is to become a pediatric surgeon and scientist. To pursue my dreams, I hope to matriculate into UCSF School of Medicine to develop my clinical ability and further my capacity for research. My goal to become a pediatric surgeon is expanded on in my personal statement, so I will further elaborate on my research goals here.
Ever since I could have a clear understanding of the roles doctors play in our society, and to remembering my first doctor's visit I instantly wanted to become one of those woman in a long white coat running around helping patients or performing a procedure. My passion for helping others is something that has empowered me to become a doctor. Because of my passion for helping individuals , my dream of one day becoming a surgeon ,I have decided to further my academic career at Virginia Commonwealth University ( Vcu ) . I plan on attending one of the finest medical schools in Virginia while also maintaining a job and balancing life as a college student and a mother.
I remember being four years old in my preschool class and a little boy coming in one day with a bandage over his ear, because his ear drum had ruptured. I just remember having this overwhelming feeling to make sure that he was okay. So much so that during nap time, I made sure that my nap pad was right next to his, just so that I could make sure that he wasn’t hurting or in pain. Since that instance, I have always been a person that has been compelled to help people. It’s a part of my internal genetic code. The older I became, the more I realized that going into the field of medicine was easily my best platform to be in a position to help people. When I think about being a doctor, I get filled with an overpowering feeling of excitement. I get to be the person that someone trusts with their care, a person that someone trusts to treat their ailments with respect, a person that can use their mind
I’ve always wanted to be apart of the medical field but I never knew doing what. I knew that I’m extremely patient, enjoy helping others, and I am precise with my work. I am a perfectionist; so working with such fragile children deserves special care and lots of patience. When my cousin went into labor 24 weeks early, I knew I wanted to help care for the child.
What is better than saving lives and little children? How about saving children's lives! That is basically what a pediatric surgeon does on a daily basis. I chose to research this career because I have always been drawn to the medical field, I love working with children, and I also like helping people. Lucky for me, this occupation is all of those interests wrapped into one. Pediatric surgeons do everything from regular examinations of a child's growth and development, recommend treatment for an ill child, and also can perform major medical surgeries on children under the age of 18 (Pediatricians). Although multiple years of college and hard work are required, the end results of saving lives is worth it all.
Currently, our world is transforming rapidly to be more accepting of differences and learning to celebrate what makes people unique. This occurred through small strategic wins around the globe when people fought for what they believed in. I have faith that everyone can positively impact the people around them in a meaningful manner. Combining my past experiences and my aspiration to better the world, my dream is to go into the medical field. I would like to do research and study the human nervous system, searching for and finding a way to cure neurological disorders. I have prepared myself through science classes, AP exams, attending health/medical conferences, and volunteering at the Eagle Ridge Hospital, always pushing myself to excel at everything I tried. I received high marks alongside 5s on every AP exam I took. This past December, I was even chosen to attend the Mini-Med Operations Conference which took place at the BC Children’s Hospital. There, I learned about the world of surgery and how surgeons can aid developing countries. It covered topics such as Global Surgery and mental health.
Throughout my life I have had the honor and privilege of helping people whenever the opportunity presented itself. After college, I aspire to become an Obstetric Surgeon; specialize in Fetal Surgery. When I was in the fifth grade my entire class did a project on what we all wanted to be. Upon my research, I discovered the entity of a surgeon. I knew from that moment on that it was the career for me.
In seventh grade I had my fifth surgery and I decided on the career path I plan to pursue today, I intend to become a Pediatric Anesthesiologist. In seventh grade, I had my fifth surgery, three of which were emergency surgeries. In the beginning, I was terrified but every surgery got easier. The person that relived me of this fear the most during my surgeries was my anesthesiologist. In the operating room, they were the last person I saw before I went to sleep and they were the first person I saw when I opened my eyes. My anesthesiologists were the people I could lean on, they made sure every time I woke up there was a teddy bear in my hand and a smile on my face. I want to be that doctor for another little kid. I want to assure them that it’s going to be okay and that I will be right there for them as soon as they wake up. I want to help others, both the families and the patients and make them feel like everything is going to be okay, even in what seems like the worst times.
As the youngest child of my three siblings, I’m the only one who desires to attend a four year university, and continue to a college of medicine. My aspirations are expensive, but it’s what I’ve dreamed of all my life. I’ve always been interested in medicine, I remember my uncle telling me to go into a field where I’ll be paid “big bucks”. But, I didn’t agree with him. I wanted a career that I would enjoy every day, experience something new, solve problems, and most of all, to help people in anyway I can. Initially I wanted to be an anesthesiologist, but after volunteering in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at my local hospital I was surrounded by anesthesiologists. Although the job of an anesthesiologist is important, it no longer interests
On many occasions my personal goals have come before my professional aspirations. A career in the medical field has always been something I have looked forward to. As a child I wanted and dreamed of being a doctor, however due to the choices I made in life and the priorities that I had not thought of, I have come to realize that my childhood dream may not come true. Yet, I was able to compromise and make short and long term goals that will lead me into a career in the medical field. My long term goal is to enter the medical field world and be a respected contributor to it. I want to be able to help others in the time of need. In
Choosing a career in medicine is my first career choice, and in many ways it is the only career choice I want. From professional athletes that we see on television, to the educators that have taught me and many others through the years, they all have committed themselves to extensive study. They have practiced countless of hours to master their individual skill set for their profession. I see myself following in the same footsteps, but as a pediatrician. I want to also master the skills that it takes to be a great doctor. It may not be simple and the outcome may not be near, but with extensive studying and practice I want to achieve and master the set of skills of pediatric diagnosis and eventually improve the medical process. This is my