In this profession people need to possess very important virtues. Some of my personal virtues are dedication, caring, and also integrity. I believe that being dedicated is a cogent virtue to have in general, but specifically as a healthcare professional. While working in the medical field you have to give time and effort to your patients and show them that you care as well. Caring would have to be another virtue that I portray and that is also very good to have. For example, if you have a patient that has been there for a long period of time, you have to show them that you care and put yourself in their position.
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.
The second most important characteristic is patience. Patience is important because you have to be calm and not lash out on the patient’s even if they are bothering you. If you don’t have patience you get fired for being too tough with a patient. To have patience
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
Professionalism and the ability to gain respect in the community in which you live is of utmost importance as you embark upon a career as a physician. What three professional qualities do you feel a Student Doctor must be able to demonstrate as he/or she makes the transition into the study and practice of medicine. How will you demonstrate those qualities as a medical student at VCOM?
One trait I would consider absolutely important as an osteopathic physician and a medical student would be integrity. During my high school experience, one of my FFA advisors would announce to the chapter as we stepped off the bus for a trip, “Act like you know something.” In high school, this meant I was representing my school was on the back of my jacket and to set an example, but this quote has more meaning. Not only do I represent my university and family, but I also each of my professors and their education; I represent my fellow students when a prospective student tour passes by, observing my behavior and stature. Most importantly, I represent myself my achievements, as well as my failures.
Each of us possess personal characteristic strengths that makes each of us unique. As individuals these strengths allow us to add value to all of our relationships both personally and professionally. For many of us, we can recognize the characteristics and how they add value to lives, unfortunately though many of us will struggle voicing these strengths openly during job interviews, performance evaluations, or team meetings. One of the first challenges is to understand that we are all lifelong learners and it is through these experiences that we develop these strengths which allows us to become an essential part of a relationship whether it is a personal or professional relationship. As within the realm of a Human Resource Professional the ability to recognize these strengths in people we must also recognize them within ourselves so that we may leverage those skills to advocate for both the employee and the organization. Throughout my life, my strengths have tended to gain more clarity and centered on my profession because form many of the majority of our time is spent there. Some of my personal characteristics that will bring value and strength to any organization are: organization, communication, the ability to be discrete and ethical, conflict management/problem solving and change management. As in many organization HR management requires a very orderly approach. Throughout my
One of them being conscientiousness. Conscientious people are very driven and orderly. They set goals and firm plans to achieve these goals. Rarely are they spontaneous or disorganized. My score within the Big Five Personality Profile was moderate for conscientiousness. I would say that I do exhibit some of these characteristics. I can be very organized and reliable. As a weakness, I find that I am not always a self-starter. I will set goals and stick to them, but need that push from others to get started. For instance, I was given the opportunity to work on an exciting new project at work that involves direct feedback from employees that I would personally deliver to upper management. This would be a big responsibility as I would be representing hundreds of employees and voice the current concerns of our group. I was asked to think it over. While processing the position, three others volunteered and I lost out of the opportunity. I took my time and wasn’t as organized in my decision making, therefore I missed out greatly.
Essential career attributes that include the ability to communicate, work well with others, solve problems, make ethical decisions, and appreciate diversity.
My best attributes are my sense of ownership, responsibility and a genuine interest in others, which makes me love what I do. As an eager learner, I appreciate every opportunity to learn new things, and how to see the same things in a different way, and from different angles. I am an individual with a strong urge to innovate and drive for solutions, and I have led to the adoption of new/improved people processes, systems, policies, and procedures, in organizations where I have worked. My personal accountability for results and my integrity are respected and unquestioned among my peers and this is something I consider a must for a human resources professional.
Another value that influences my ability to provide care is empathy. I find understanding patients and their disease process or in this case those who are marginalized who may make unreasoned decisions whether it be life style or treatment choices, helps them to feel that I my purpose being there with them is to help them. Sometimes this takes a lot of extra time but it if often
For being a candidate for the health field there are some weaknesses that are affecting me to complete my goal. The first type of weakness that I have is being shy. This means to me that it is hard for me to keep a good conversation with my peers. The second type of weakness that I have is confidence in what I do. This mean to me that it is hard for me to know that I can do anything because in healthcare I don’t want to do anything wrong. The third and final weaknesses that I have is assertiveness. I never know this word was around until someone told me about it. Assertiveness means that I have the terrible of being firm with my decisions and not let other influence the person I truly am inside.
I hope you now have a better understanding of the “Five Focal Virtues” of caring at our hospital. These virtues will be a very important part of you working here so we ask that you follow these “Five Focal Virtues,” caring are discernment, trustworthiness, integrity, and consciousness, to the best of your ability. These virtues will “provide a moral compass of character” to help you along in your medical profession (37). If you have any further questions on these virtues or would like more examples, please contact your