My interest in medicine first stemmed from my freshman Biology class and my Nutrition class. I was intrigued by our studies of cells, genetics, and disease. Both courses incited a sense of awe and curiosity within me. Dissecting a frog, was the stepping-stone for my interest in medicine. Seeing the frog's heart made me wonder how the human heart worked. My research into the human heart inspired me to learn more about the medical field. I sought out volunteer opportunities that would give me insight into a doctor’s typical day. During my volunteer experience, I learned that as a doctor you experience many obstacles, including patient compliance and insurance approval issues. In my journey to pursue medicine, I learned that becoming a doctor means more than helping people, it means being the team leader, being compassionate, and most importantly being committed to the patient’s well being.
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
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
Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP) at the Mayo Clinic Florida strengthened my idea that research is an integral part of clinical medicine. After the CRISP, I decided a MD/Ph.D. suits my future goals better than an MD or Ph.D. because it will better equip me with essential tools, such as the ability to practice and develop medicine, needed to provide the best patient care possible. Spending many weeks on Cerner Millennium power chart sorting
Before I enrolled in the medical assisting program at Milan Institute, I was working as a medication technician. I decided to go back to school to provide a better future for myself and family. While in the program, there were many times when I wanted to quit but, my support team is very strong and wouldn’t let me.
From my toddler years to my young adult years I could always see myself in the future being in the medical field, wearing white scrubs with my hair tied back, being one hundred percent focused on my duties. To have successfully completed my Medical Assisting certification makes me one step closer to my dream of being a neonatal nurse. This success has shaped me into the individual I am today whether its taking care of patients ill or well in a loud hospital setting or in a medical office. Being a Medical Assistant is a career filled with compassion and a career you will be proud of.
Exploring various research opportunities on campus and summer internships have allowed me to shape what I want my future to look like. When the time approached to set my personal and professional goals, I made a conscientious decision to enter a field that would allow me to leave a positive impact on mankind, while adding to the current body of research. There is more that can be done by combining research and medicine, and additional steps I can take to enhance scientific advances. These convictions, coupled with my passion for medicine and science, were significant factors in my interest in becoming a physician-scientist, pursuing an MD-PhD. As a scientist, I see how creation and innovation can aid. As a future medical doctor, I see the need to treat, heal, and
In college, I was proficient in science courses especially when it came to analyzing data and coming to a conclusion. Therefore, my desire was to become a research scientist. While in school, I worked as the head veterinary technician at an animal hospital. During this time, I formed a respectable and valuable relationship with the doctor. Working for him was like getting paid for learning. He took every opportunity to explain and teach the details of a disease or diagnosis. I learned something new every day and I loved it. While treating the animals at the hospital was the main priority, forming relationships with the clients was also of vital importance. A favored responsibility of mine was client education. This gave me a chance to have direct human interaction by teaching clients how to care for their sick pet at home. Demonstrations included diabetes
The process to become a doctor is one of the longest professional journeys. However, my experience at M. D. Anderson showed me how important and rewarding it will be in the end. I have a more in depth understanding of the purpose of being a doctor. It is not a flashy title nor a path for a secure job; being a physician is a key way to benefit another person’s life. Ultimately, my life goal is to help those around me and make a positive difference in their lives. Through biological sciences, I know I can impact the lives of current and future generations to
Working as a clinical research fellow at Harvard Medical School has been a great learning experience. I have gained first-hand knowledge about the American health care system, and it has enhanced my regards towards clinical research in advancing
It is important to become nationally credentialed medical assistant for many reasons. The main reason is reassurance in the field or career. You go to school and get recognized for what you have learned and been trained on. By this not only will the health practice or coworkers you work for will be able to trust you fully on your responsibility as a medical assistant, but the patients will also be able trust you with their health. It will also help you feel more comfortable on performing the duties without being supervised at all times. Without a doubt employability and pay will also can play an important role. When listing your certification on your resume they will be higher chances of getting called for an interview and the pay will be higher due to the education or training you will have.
Earning this graduate degree would mean more than just an education, an achieved aspiration, or a possible job promotion. This degree would give me the components to be a better leader in the healthcare community. It would provide me the opportunity to becoming an administrator while promoting the challenges that are occurring with the ever evolving healthcare field. Learning to be a successful leader and directing a diverse organization does come with challenges but this degree will set up a platform that will teach me how to effectively apply values and principles that not only shoulder change but encourage it in our healthcare community.
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Once I started working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer I have found myself looking for, and relishing in, any opportunity to teach others about injuries, how to prevent them, and how to rehab after them. Now that I am looking to grow from a graduate assistant position to a full time position having my teaching certification will 1) give me more opportunities to teach others, 2) help me to grow as a professional, and 3) help me to be employed at the middle school and/or high school levels. After becoming a certified teacher I will also be able to become certified to teach high school Sports Medicine classes, which is something I am very passionate about teaching. The reason for this is that I will get to start shaping the next generation
Initially I thought that I had little research experience except for gathering information regarding falls and looking for solutions to prevent them. Then I began thinking about all of the times that I have turned to journal articles when looking for information related to best practices in patient care. I hope to learn to develop a better understanding of the research process and to conduct my own research in courses to come.