I remember being four years old in my preschool class and a little boy coming in one day with a bandage over his ear, because his ear drum had ruptured. I just remember having this overwhelming feeling to make sure that he was okay. So much so that during nap time, I made sure that my nap pad was right next to his, just so that I could make sure that he wasn’t hurting or in pain. Since that instance, I have always been a person that has been compelled to help people. It’s a part of my internal genetic code. The older I became, the more I realized that going into the field of medicine was easily my best platform to be in a position to help people. When I think about being a doctor, I get filled with an overpowering feeling of excitement. I get to be the person that someone trusts with their care, a person that someone trusts to treat their ailments with respect, a person that can use their mind
I finally came to recognize that spending my life doing something that I find enjoyable needs to be replaced by something incredible, and in my eyes, inconceivable. One person, the doctor, is trusted enough by the patient to carve their way into this unknown body and explore their internal organs in an attempt to fix a medically induced complication. I know that by pursuing this career, I’ll reach my goal of doing something that is going to benefit both myself and the surrounding community in a way only few can achieve.
The first four of the eight years are spent at an undergraduate school with a well-known acceptance rate into a medical school. “To enter medical school, one will need at least a year of classes in chemistry, organic chemistry, physics,
In college, a student must study courses to prepare for medicine, such as biology, chemistry, and some advanced mathematics (“Becoming A Doctor” 1). The first four years, the student would take pre-medical courses while earning their Bachelor’s degree and taking courses that are required for their degree plan. Then the college graduate will advance into medical school, where for four years the student learns about the area of medicine they choose (“Becoming A Doctor” 1). It generally takes seven to eight years to finish a medical doctor’s education (“Becoming A Doctor” 1). After medical school, the graduate will apply for an internship that would last about one year. Then after the internship, they become a resident and practice medicine under the supervision of a senior doctor (“Becoming A Doctor” 1). Altogether, it is about 11 years before one actually becomes an independent doctor (“Becoming A Doctor”
Already coming from a family with a background in the health professions field, I pretty much had a view of what it would be like in the medical field. Going back to my senior year, I had alot of medical experiences that I enjoyed. I enrolled in a special medical program, Aurora LIGHTS, in my highschool in which I shadowed many physicians, physician assistants, dental assistants, midwives and so on. It was challenging and overwhelming at the same time. I got to help people everyday.
Medical school is the next step of education. During the first two years of medical school you will focus on medical science. Medical science classes include, human anatomy, microbiology, chemistry, physiology, neuroanatomy, and pharmacology. The last two years of medical school is considered “hands-on”. Hands-on is an actual experience with patients. Hands-on with patients includes OB/GYN, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Radiology, and Pediatrics. (Bottom Line)
Every typical high school student is required to take math, science, and English courses to graduate to gain a sufficient amount of skills to go off to college and the big world that lies ahead; but college level classes held at a medical center taught by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals is anything but ordinary.
The medical field is quite vast in its selection of job careers even within the same job you can be many different titles while doing the same thing. One of the careers I had chosen was to be a radiologist. Radiologists are physicians who use cutting-edge imaging technology to examine organs and tissues inside the body in gentle, noninvasive ways. Their expertise in
First phase is the foundation phase for first and second year medical students at which they begin their medical education for 18 months. This phase emphasizes basic clinical skills, basic science instruction, and active learning content in crosscutting scientific areas. This phase also focuses foundations of clinical medicine throughout the whole 18 months, molecular and cellular basis of disease for 7 weeks, invaders and defenders for 6 weeks, circulatory systems for 10 weeks, blood and cancer for 3 weeks, energetics and homeostasis for 6 weeks, mind, brain and behavior for 9 weeks, lifecycle and reproduction for 5 weeks, and consolidation and transition such as prep for USMLE step 1, research or scholarship completion, transition to clerkship and vacation for 12 weeks. Students at foundation phase will spend their Wednesdays learning and working on their clinical skills at a primary care clinic and clinical skills workshops. Once phase 1 is completed, students are ready to move on to phase 2, patient care, which will be the third year of their medical school. During this phase, there are required clerkships for a total of 48 weeks of clinical instruction, which is divided into 12 weeks for each. Finally, the final phase of the curriculum is the fourth year, explore and focus. During this phase, students will be doing 4 weeks of advanced inpatient care (sub-internship), 4 weeks of advanced care of the
If enrolled in the ATC Health Science Program, I desire to be knowledgeable and successful in a medical setting. After being in this course, I would love to strengthen my passion for medicine and possess a true understanding about patient care. I aspire to learn basic levels of diagnosis; learning symptoms and recognizing them in patients. Furthermore, the rotations of observing patient treatment helps set up a basic level of medical knowledge to the students. This would also increase the knowledge of a professional bedside manner, helping patients feel more comfortable in the hospital. The ATC Health Science Program would help me to become proficient in prescribing treatment after correct diagnosis. From this course I also hope to learn
Tufts’ curriculum is a reflection of the kind of physician the University strives to produce, and the kind of doctor that I want to be. It is structured holistically, and utilizes all learning modalities in an effective manner. I love how students study a specific scientific component while learning about diseases that go hand-in-hand with that component, and subsequently meet with patients that have the diseases currently being studied. As a teacher, I admire the continuity of the curriculum. As a prospective student, I appreciate the University’s commitment to providing the highest quality of education possible.
I, Roel Navarro, expect to assume the role of a Cardiothoracic surgeon also specializing in pediatric surgery. These type of careers require the most rigorous training and only a specific amount of special people are selected. Therefore, people who seek career paths in surgery need to be well rounded;in addition, should also be able to lead and be perfect on their thought so they shall make no mistake during surgery or surgical procedures.
After attending Texas Tech University, to further my education pursuits, I have decided that Texas Tech University Health and Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine is my next destination. However, prior to taking this course, there were questions I had and requirements that I was unaware of that TTUHSC School of medicine requires. Prerequisites that an individual must complete are as follow: six hours of biology, six hours of upper division biology, two biology labs, six hours of general chemistry, two general chemistry labs, six hours of organic chemistry, two organic chemistry labs, six hours of physics, two physics labs, six hours of English, and three hours of statistics (math based). Biochemistry is also required by TTUHSC which
I believe that by the end of my four year MD program at this esteemed medical institution, I will have the necessary tools to become a professional physician. The curriculum at UCONN SOM incorporates clinical experience and case-based exercises with a collaborative learning approach that is extremely promising. I believe that this Student-centered curriculum will better prepare me to become a physician because this type of learning environment amalgamates theoretical and clinical experiences together in a collaborate fashion. In addition, UCONN SOM students have exemplary passing rates in the USMLE tests.
I (born December 3, 2002) am a Berkmar high school student and son who’s goal in life is to become a doctor. What is now known as the University of Emory is where I hope to achieve my later on education; followed by my occupation in their hospital located in Atlanta, GA. To future understand the bodies’ functions I wish to be a cardiovascular surgeon in the hopes of becoming the first doctor to implement regenerative heart tissue techniques in my practice. Since birth my parents have described me as a curious and energetic boy whos energy never was wasted whether it was used to read a book or play outside; I was never bored. But there was a time when I became lost, I had no dreams nor did I have any aspirations about life, the once energetic