I sat at the kitchen counter, staring at the green cabinets and bowls of fruit. I wanted to play in tonight’s soccer game, but my mind was still foggy from the drugs I received in the hospital the day before. I didn’t want my teammates to see me like this. My hair was matted from where my head rubbed against the blue hospital pillow, and a wrinkled piece of clear tape secured a nasal feeding tube onto my cheek. I hated what the tube meant: that I was inadequate and that I couldn’t drink by myself. I was someone who insisted on doing everything on my own, and the thin, flexible tube was a physical reminder that I could not. My mom and dad lauded my bravery, but I dismissed them. I didn’t believe bravery was dictated by necessity.
During the 2012 Winter Break period, I had the opportunity to participate in my first shadowing experience with Dr. Mafhuzul Huq, a local pediatrician, at Sunshine Pediatrics, in Mcallen, TX. During this period, I observed common check ups and specialized appointments of children ranging from 1-10 years of age. This experience gave me a unique opportunity to observe parent, patient, and physician dynamic. During the 2013 Winter Break period, I was able to
In the past two years, I've had the privilege of volunteering at the "Ready for School" event at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights. Ready for School, or more commonly known as "Backpack Day", is an event where Arlington Heights school districts and other community members help fund to purchase school supplies for under privileged students in Arlington Heights. In addition, on the day of the event there are multiple community services, such as the police and fire departments, the library and park district in attendance to help families understand the resources they offer. The numbers of families and students that attend increase each year, this year with over 600 backpacks.
At this point in my education, I have yet to decide which field of medicine I want to study however, pediatrics has always sparked an interest within me. By shadowing you, I would be able experience the daily life of a Pediatrician in a real-life setting, allowing me to determine whether pediatrics is something that truly interests me as a potential field of study.
Many people in this world want to make a difference in life. However, most people do not want to put in all the effort that it takes to do so. The job of a pediatrician is life-changing to many. Unfortunately, it takes drive and effort that many people do not have, to become a pediatrician. A pediatrician’s job is a highly-skilled and interesting job because he or she has the privilege to deal with and help as many children as possible.
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
In addition to working full time as a research technician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I have been trying to gain more clinical experience. I have shadowed a few physician-scientists from my laboratory who are oncologist while they are at clinics. I have also been in contact with a family doctor whom I plan on shadowing every weekend starting in September. Most of the physicians I have shadowed in the past were specialists in their field and I feel it is important to expose to all types of different physicians. Shadowing a family doctor will give me a better idea of what being a primary care provider entails.
I am Eduardo Rodriguez also known as Eddie Rodriguez. I was born in Fontana, California in November 2, 1997 and raised in the outskirts of Los Angeles in the city of Pasadena. When I was younger, I attended over 5 elementary schools around the town until my family moved to La Quinta in 2005. Attending numerous schools when younger was abundantly demanding for me because every time I moved, I would have to start new, but it was a change that will encourage me to embrace the unexpected. I attended Palm Desert High School for 3 years and I relocated to Palm Springs my senior year. My vision of becoming a pharmacist or a professional football player has not altered at all however; I want to achieve both of my dreams before time starts to run out. In my family, I have 2 brothers, my mother,
I interviewed my primary care physician Dr. Michelle Class, who is a pediatrician in the private practice of Lori McAuliffe, M.D., P.A. Dr. Class has worked in the field of pediatrics since completing Medical school at The University of Florida and a 3-year residency to become a board certified pediatrician. She offers primary care to children from birth till the age of twenty-one, and provides routine physicals to chart growth and development, well-visits, and professional consultation, diagnosis and treatment for chronic and temporary illness or other health issues. All efforts work toward preventing disease and injury amongst children, the primary goal of all pediatricians in the field of health care. The practice at which she works also allows doctors to utilize epidemiological resources and inform patients about current health trends regarding illness, current school, county regulations updates on health and vaccination deadlines, and basic understanding of childcare, hygiene, and nutrition practices for children and parents. I chose to interview Dr. Class because she is an excellent doctor, who I have been privileged to have over the years. She has personally given me her very best whenever my health was poor, as well as been a wonderful person who truly cares for her patients physical and mental wellbeing. Her passion and dedication to the craft of pediatric medicine are evident in the quality of care and service she
The goal and purpose of her shadowing experience with me was to place her in a clinical environment so that she can find out what the career is all about, clarify and validate any initial impressions, help her to understand the realities and limitations of medicine, discover any likes and dislikes, test her level of commitment, and to improve the articulation of her goals. Shari was able to witness firsthand the day-to-day responsibilities of a Pediatrician. This included observing the physician-patient
Since my summer term freshman year, I have been periodically shadowing Oscar Habhab, MD and Joseph Keenan, DO in the emergency room. Along with gaining more medical knowledge, I continue to shadow them in order to gain a better understanding of the personality required to become a successful physician.
I am Eduardo Rodriguez also known as Eddie Rodriguez. I was born in Fontana, California in November 2, 1997 and raised in the outskirts of Los Angeles in the city of Pasadena. When I was younger, I attended over 5 elementary schools around the town until my family moved to La Quinta in 2005. Attending numerous schools when younger was very difficult for me because every time I moved, I would have to start fresh, but it was a change that will encourage me to embrace the unexpected. I attended Palm Desert High School for 3 years and I transferred to Palm Springs my senior year. My dream of becoming a pharmacist or a professional football player has not changed at all, however I want to achieve both of my dreams before time starts to run out. In my family, I have 2 brothers, my mother, stepdad, and dog that are very healthy and happy. My mother was the first to go to college to become a nurse.
Although many in her predominately Catholic community looked down on her for being a single mother, she strove to abide by the values that eventually drove Freddy to enlist in the United States Marine Corps: a sense of hard work, devotion to duty, and love of country. Sergeant Alfredo “Freddy” Gonzalez was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Hue City- for his valiant defense of his men and his drive to achieve the objective. He was the only Marine in the Tet Offensive combat to receive such an honor.
Angel Gonzalez was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping on ______________. As a result of these two crimes, Angel Gonzalez was sentenced to 40 years in prison. In this particular case, the victim informed the police that she had been abducted from her apartment and raped by two Hispanic males, and provided physical descriptions. When doing so, the victim’s boyfriend provided the police with a possible description of the offender’s vehicle.
I have had a variety of experiences that contributed to my overall motivation to become a health care professional. My passion for medicine began when I was an adolescent being evaluated and taken care of by my pediatrician, Dr. Gonzalez. As a kid, I loved being active and playing several sports. However, I consistently had shortness of breath, wheezing, and tightness in my chest during my sports competitions, which my parents quickly noticed. I visited Dr. Gonzalez who knew from the symptoms and experience that I have asthma and prescribed both an inhaler and nebulizer for me to prevent further complications which allow me an opportunity to continue playing sports. I began succeeding playing all sports, and was extremely grateful for her medical knowledge, support, and advice. I was ecstatic knowing that she was going to ensure I stayed healthy and also become successful in various ways. . In middle school, I began looking into the health care careers to explore my options. Now that I am older, I envision myself in Dr. Gonzalez’s position one day. I know I have all the right qualities to be an amazing, caring children doctor.