Have you ever had a day that you flipped a switch? A day where you knew things were going to change for the better. That was today. It was 8:58 am I got out of my car lunch pail in one hand and coffee in the other. Looking around I saw 10 other people doing the same exact thing lunch pail in one hand coffee in the other. We all were proceeding into 1301 Office Center drive. I felt like a pawn, working at the hand of others for their benefit. I come from a line of middle-class workers. Where the 9 to 5 is the definition of making it. It is a nice job, I can make a career out of it and be well off. That is not the life I want. That is not the life I am meant to have. I am meant to be the king, not the pawn. I am a lion amongst sheep and sitting in the cubicle is holding me back from what I am fully capable of. So with that said what does it take to be successful outside of the 9 to 5 realm.
Through my experience with the healthcare field, I have seen that low socioeconomic status, culture, and access are the major contributors to the health disparities today. Whether it is not being able to afford health insurance/medical costs, a culture that’s attitude and beliefs does not put much value on preventative care, or simply not having appropriate transportation to the doctor, all these factors work together against the patient. Medical professions can best tackle these issues by first knowing and understanding the needs of the population in which they practice. Theoretically, if one is aware of specific needs then those needs can be better addressed, whether they are financial or cultural needs. Also, medical professionals can work
Starting high school can be a little scary, especially when you have no guidance from siblings, like me, being the first one from my family to have an education. But that did not stop me from succeeding, I?ve always been confident and determined. I?m an enthusiastic when it comes to trying new things. Who would have thought I was going to be a good athlete plus a book geek, when in my past years I was just a regular kid. I was pretty excited about joining a club that had a connection with high school, that way I didn?t have to start from zero, I always want to be a step ahead. Fortunately, in summer, a high school coach was recruiting freshmen for running either cross country or track, they both involve running, so I considered it like the same sport with different timing. And this is when it all started. Running
The career I became interested in is a Physician’s Assistant, or a few people call them PAs. I became interested in this job in my sophomore year of high school. It all started when I attended the STEM fair after school one day. STEM fair is only offered to students who are in either the biomedical Stem academy or the engineer academy. At this fair, students tour around to different classrooms to acquire information on different careers. I attended the Physician’s Assistant one, where there was an actual PA to give information on what PAs achieve. For example, PAs examine patients for diseases, injuries and illnesses.
Choosing my career was not an easy choice but becoming a Medical Assistant would be my “foot in the door” to becoming a nurse. I started Alaska Career College in fall 2014 to become a Phlebotomist. I thought that with my experience as a medical receptionist, I can further my career as a medical assistant rather than a phlebotomist. I love to draw blood but because of my personality, I thought that maybe it would be more beneficial to become a medical assistant instead. As a young Hmong child, I loved helping people especially the older folks who did not speak English well. It is my goal to help others who are in need of help and because of that, I chose to become a Medical Assistant. I do hope that one day
I am currently enrolled as a full-time student in the medical assisting program at Peninsula College. At the end of fall quarter 2015, I will complete the program and earn my certification as a medical assistant. To achieve my goal, I have concentrated solely on my academic career. This has left little time in my life to resume a full-time position in the workforce. As a mother of three, I know how challenging it can be to go back to school, much less try to live on one income. I hope to use this scholarship to help ease my family's financial burden. A scholarship could help me buy extra supplies, such as scrubs, closed toe leather shoes, a stethoscope and other items that are not covered by financial aid, but are all vital materials needed
Evaluating myself this week I think I did a good job. My supervisor told me she was impressed with my effectiveness in completing the paperwork and filing. This week she had me organize some of the paperwork and also put together in client files. Putting together the client files was very interesting experience. In doing so I was able to go through different brochures and files. I realized all the resources available to
I had my moment of achievement of a milestone when I received this great news I felt that all my hard work up to this point has paid off. And it is now my time to shine and over time gain respect in this placement, and become a respected medical professional in the Oakville Hospital by staff and the Oakville Community. I hope this shows my level of focus and maturity, that I have to my future career goals. Along with the ability to give back to the
During the course of my college years, I have considered alternate career options. I have contemplated becoming a physician’s assistant, a dentist, or a podiatrist. Physician’s assistants and doctors play similar roles in clinics; I would still be able to see patients and enjoy the interpersonal aspect of delivering healthcare. Additionally, I would still be able to play an important role in primary care and do my utmost for the sake of my patients, which is hugely appealing.
It was a really short day for me, so I just worked on completing more referrals and watching Donna check-in patients. There are quite a few steps on Donna’s part that include: checking to make sure that the insurance has not changed, the pharmacy has stayed the same, collecting copay, and a lot more things that I need to still get in there and learn. We had one particular patient that had a procedure scheduled for weeks that we had to reschedule until insurance differences could be worked out. He was not a happy camper, but luckily he directed his anger toward the insurance company and not us. I haven’t got to really be in the front office much this week because of the need in the clinical area, but I hope to get more experience in this area
I am emailing to tell you that my major change to mangement was completed today! Furthermore, I am curently on the wait list for both MGT 471 and MGT 390. Yesterday when we met, we both discussed that you would only be able to get me into 471 but you would have to talk to the professor about 390.
During my last clinical rotation of my adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner graduate program, I worked closely with an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He frequently became exasperated when residents would present new consults and focus solely on imaging. He wanted to know what the history and physical revealed. One morning on rounds, he grabbed my hands and exclaimed, “Always look at your patient! Touch them!”
I have been a back office medical assistant (MA) in a pediatric and internal medicine clinic for the past four and a half years. I assist a pediatrician and an internist in providing direct patient care by assisting in examinations and procedures, taking medical histories, charting vitals, and explaining treatment plans. My role as an MA includes (but is not limited to) obtaining patients’ temperature, weight, and height, and calculating patients’ BMI. I collect blood specimens and perform all routine labs, such as visual and auditory tests and urinalysis. I am familiar with normal laboratory readings and can alert physicians to abnormal results and to other problems. I administer medications and prepare vaccines as directed by the supervising
“Letto diciassette!” I froze at the sound of “bed seventeen,” and watched with horror as the Italian nurse ran into my grandmother’s hospital room. The monitors were beeping out of control, yet my heart seemed to be beating even faster and louder. I stood at the end of the dimly lit hall, shaking and unable to move. A health care provider spotted me standing there, desperate, alone, and vulnerable, and made her way over to comfort me. The feelings I experienced next are what I remember most when I look back on that dark and gloomy day in Italy. The feelings of hope, reassurance and genuine kindness. The feeling that a missing piece of my heart had been put back where it belonged. That is what I remember most and that is the role I want to fill as a physician assistant.
I have been trained to become a chemist since the first year of my high school. This is a challenging career, requiring analytical thinking, attention to details, and adaptability. It is also a well-paying and promising career. However, chemistry is not what I have always dreamt of doing the rest of my life. As someone who is concerned about the development of sub-Saharan Africa, I came to a conclusion that what this region needs is not only scientists but also people who know and understand leadership and international affairs. In this paper, I compare my strengths and abilities to the qualities that one should have in order to excel as a chemist and a diplomat.