“I swear to fulfil, to the best of my ability and judgment . . .” While reciting the oath, he closed his eyes and remembered the moment that had changed his life dramatically. He was only thirteen years old when one day, his English teacher asked him, “What are your goals in life?” This question left the boy speechless and shattered. He had never thought of this question before and could not even answer for himself. At the end of the school day, he returned home with the teacher’s question weighing heavily on his mind. He went to his bedroom and lied down in bed, where he spent a great deal of time staring at the ceiling, wondering about what he could have answered his teacher, but more importantly, what was his mission in life. Over the following …show more content…
Needless to say that I have enjoyed every minute spent in this scholarship program. A good illustration of this is that one day, one of the patients under my care was diagnosed with severe aspiration pneumonia. I had just scheduled my upcoming vacation, which coincidentally was to begin one day before his discharge from hospital. The patient’s mother, aware of my vacation plan, kindly asked if I would consider delaying my vacation until after her baby was discharged. She confessed, “I feel comfortable when I see you around, and I know that my boy is in safe hands with you”. At that moment, I truly realized how adequate care and compassion are two of the most important aspects of healthcare. Although pediatrics is often a challenging field, it can also be so …show more content…
I believe that in order to become and remain a respected physician, one must commit to continuous education and spend time as a researcher. I work hard in order to achieve exceptional results. I am convinced that the best way for me to continue in this path is by pursuing a pediatric residency and fellowship in Canada. This is one of my dearest dreams that has always been on my list of goals.
As I write this personal statement, I find myself completing an observership program in a well-know Canadian hospital. Although my time here will be short, I have had multiple opportunities to admire the quality of patient care, the excellent training that is offered, the professionalism from all the colleagues, but above all, the teamwork that occurs on a daily basis. These elements contribute to the success of any institution that I hope to be a part of in the near future. As an academic staff in a faculty of medicine, I wish to contribute in the long term not only as a physician to my patients, but also as a teacher to my students. It would be an honour to train medical students and residents who share that passion for medicine while helping to influence their choice and their motivation for pediatric
The medical field is a career path that brings about many options and opportunities of great value. The noble idea of being a doctor tends to cloud the diligent studying and precise training that is actually required for this career. I have wanted to become a doctor since a very young age, and now that the opportunity is here for the taking, I have fully researched what it takes to succeed in this profession and various specialties of the practice. The road to a medical degree is one filled with thousands of notes, years of schooling, and many stressful nights, but the reward is one incomparable to any other. Saving people’s lives on a day-to-day basis has been one of my dreams for as long as I can remember, so the rigorous curriculum
In hindsight, although becoming a physician was always my plan, I was not quite ready to commit. However, my time away from school has allotted me clarity in many areas. Much of this clarity came from becoming independent, not only financially, but more importantly in own my beliefs. I no longer constantly look to others to validate the decisions I make. Working side by side with physicians has given me a better understanding of the interdependence of business, clinical work, and the politics that come with working in a large hospital. Not only has my desire to enter the healthcare field become personal, but more importantly I now understand what it means to be a caretaker. The most essential realizations have been recognizing the amount of sacrifice and humility that coincide with being a caregiver, and appreciating that someone entrusts you to care for them. Maintaining this trust while remembering to be empathetic are two great responsibilities, and I cannot think of a more noble reward than having your community’s trust bestowed upon you. It is an honor to be granted the ability to improve peoples’ lives through
Since we teach students from diverse backgrounds, I hope to gain insight on the understanding of the general population regarding the various topics in medicine, which will enable me to not only to educate these students regarding any false information or gaps in information they may have, but also learn of the common misconceptions in our community, so that I may be able to effectively educate my patients and their families in the future. All in all, I look forward to investing my time and talents in the mini-med program that aims to provide medical education to the next generation of citizens in our
For as long as I could remember, I have seen my father rushing to the hospital in a white coat, answering pagers in the middle of important family conversations and attending night calls even in the most terrible weather. I had always wondered; what could be so important that it belittles every other responsibility in his life. It was only after many years of anguish and protests that it finally made sense to me. This defining moment of realization occurred when I first met a patient in his office. I saw how the gratitude in the patient’s eyes can provide a sense of fulfillment that triumphs all other feelings in the universe. It was human life that was most important. Being a doctor does not make you a mere healer but also gives you the responsibility of a caregiver. I had never felt more proud of my father and that was the day I felt the urge to relive this feeling many times over. It was there in that moment that I decided to pursue a career in medicine.
Starting at a young age, it has been my heart’s desire to help and care for people. Due to this strong urge I find a career in the medical field most appealing. More specifically, I would like to enter the field of pediatrics because of an overwhelming want and need to
Mr. Zhao taught about the human body with such zeal and overwhelming passion, it encompassed me from day one. Though I had already planned on a being a pediatrician because I loved to care for kids, Mr. Zhao made actual medicine in relation to the human body another aspect of a health career to explore and love. You’re probably thinking, “Well yeah, you can’t just like people in the healthcare industry”, yet patient care, compassion, and sympathy play a definitive role in such a field. I’ve witnessed these elements of healthcare first-hand volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital. I volunteered during the summer and do so now during the school year.
As individuals and as a group, we have worked hard, we toiled, we endured, and we have come out better, with more passion and more confidence than when we began. We have survived all the different rotations, shifts, and calls, the sleepless nights and the chaos and adrenaline of the emergency room duty and the rigorous training examinations. I believe we are all proud to have made it to this day. In all sincerity, today represents a landmark achievement for each of us and our families. It is to our loved ones and all those who encouraged us through this long journey from preschool through residency that we owe our deepest thanks. The encouragement from family, friends, colleagues, faculty, staff and strangers have played a vital role in our success.
The Children’s Hospital of Central California (CHCC) is one of the nation’s largest pediatric hospitals; CCHC not only provides great quality healthcare for pediatrics but also caters and cares for children from pre-birth all the way until their young adulthood stage of life. CHCC is a nonprofit healthcare network that specializes in medical and surgical services to help care for common to rare health conditions. Children’s Hospital provides healthcare services in over forty different types medical services. Services can include from Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER) to Cardiology. The department that will be observed and discussed is the social services department
Going through my education, I have acquired various skills to assist me on the road to becoming a physician. Devoting hundreds of hours to volunteering and shadowing in a hospital setting has given me a basic understanding of the care and patience required by physicians. In particular, shadowing a pediatrician helped me develop the ability of observation and acute attention to detail. I was given the opportunity to participate and interact with the patients and attempt to form my own diagnosis based on the given symptoms. Having the opportunity to input my own opinion and discussing the patient’s medical history with the physician assisted me in cultivating necessary characteristics such as versatility and keen intuition
Despite the challenges, this facilitating experice has instilled me a degree of appreciation of many staff who work hard behind the scene to ahcieve the common goal of providing the best care possible to patients within the scarce resources. It was possible to see how good working relationship with other disciplines can improve overall efficiency.
I always knew I want to work with pediatric population. During my clinical rotations, I always requested to work with pediatric patients if available. Unfortunately, my nursing instructor who understood this passion and extracurricular activities passed away shortly before graduation. However, that adds to motivation to help continue to help children and their communities. In the first month of clinical rotation at Seattle Children’s, there was a patient’s family who was getting frustrated. After
It was a pleasure meeting you and other members of the internship selection committee. I appreciated the time and effort that was spent in order to become more familiar with my application.
I have learned from my experience that there is no better place in this world other than this country to learn about new cases or to do a research project or to avail the best treatments to my patients.With the latest technologies and rare cases found here, I wish to pursue my career as an internist in the United States.I have many attributes to contribute to Internal Medicine.My family has taught me the values of hardwork,honesty,dedication and commitment to goals.I am a critical thinker and problem solver and I will deliver all these to my residency program.Each patient is a educator for me and this teaching attracts me to academics and I look forward to being part of an institution that provides a healthy learning environment based on open
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
I have taken stock of myself, considering my skills, experiences, and goals. I have looked to family and friends, some of whom are doctors, for advice. Because of this self-examination, I have decided to pursue a career in health care. The process has been difficult at times but always illuminating. Throughout it all, I have never lost confidence - the confidence that I will actively absorb all available medical knowledge, forge friendships with fellow students, and emerge from my training as a skilful and caring physician.