It’s hard for me to come up with specific examples for why I choose to get a doctoral degree. In all honesty, it’s hard for me to come up with a reason that I went to college at all. I am the only member of my mom’s family to graduate high school. College was never talked about. When I graduated highschool, I went into the military. I knew I wanted something more than to take over my mother used car business, but I had no idea on what I wanted to do. I was medically discharged from the Navy, and then had to figure out what I wanted to do. I went to film school and didn’t like it. I then tried a semester in business, but it didn’t seem to fit my personality. I remembered a time when I tutored inner city kids in Chicago. I felt like that I was making a difference, so I decided to go to school for education. I walked into my first practicum, and haven’t looked back since. But, the question was “why am i pursuing this advanced degree?” Well it didn’t hit me until I was going for my masters degree. I was doing the work and it all seemed wrong. It seemed like what I was learning was going to hurt education, not help it. I decided then, that I would go further and try to change the trend. That technology is supposed to be a tool, not the end all. That if we make kids relient on technology it was going to kill their problem solving skills, their coping skills, and their personal relation skills. I also want to educate teacher on how to use technology to enrich
The healthcare sector offers a variety of professional opportunities that include pediatric, geriatrics, public policy and many other areas in which I hope to make a impact towards. I have always been intrigued by medicine and continue to gain more interest in public health. In the future, I desire to combine both medicine and public health by participating in an MD and MPH program. My experiences and education provide me with constant motivation in achieving my goals.
My interest in public health emerged when I recognized how much the health and well-being of an individual affects a community. From a young age, both my parents have struggled with their health; my mother having diabetes and my father having hypertension. I have seen how their health has affected them on the day to day basis and how it has affected those around them at a community level. As I continue to learn more about public health I am beginning to understand that many of the health problems, like the ones my parents face, can be prevented through lifestyle adjustments. Also, I have learned the most effective way to prevent diseases in a community is through advocating healthy habits to avoid health problems from emerging in the first place.
I first realized my passion for health promotion and disease prevention the summer following my first year of college. I had the privilege of attending the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), which introduced me to numerous healthcare professionals. During the program, many of the professionals shared their stories about why they choose the profession, and with each story, I began to reflect deeply on my own background and what drew me to medicine. It was not until an emergency medicine physician spoke about his experiences, that allowed me to fully understand connecting my background to my future. The physician mentioned growing up in D.C., which brought to mind my family in D.C. It had been almost a year since my grandmother
As a future physician, I want to provide the necessary health care and guidance to children of low-income families, both here in the United States and in developing nations. Current advances in technology and medicine have allowed a vast majority of diseases to be treated, prevented, and even cured; yet, it is a grave reality that many individuals still do not have these innovations available to them. Ultimately, my goal is to act as a link between
I should be considered as the Shoals Student of the Year because I hold myself to high standards, work hard, and have a deep love for the Shoals area. My parents have instilled in me the need to always do my best, and I have worked very hard to do so. I believe it is important to do my best in everything. I have always given my best effort, whether it is a good grade, the position of drum major, honor band tryouts, or sweeping the floor. This is something I have done since childhood. I believe that this work ethic makes me an acceptable and exceptional candidate for Shoals Student of the Year.
When I first arrived at UC Davis as an undergraduate, I was unaware of what global health was. Although my interests aligned with health topics, such as disease prevention and improving health literacy, I did not explore any other graduate degrees besides an M.D. However, my career plans changed when I joined a public health advocacy group called RIVER (Recognizing Illnesses Very Early and Responding). RIVER prioritized educating underserved populations in Davis and the Greater Sacramento area about how essential preventive care is to one’s health. Through my participation in the organization as a board member, I learned more about preventive care and applied that knowledge by teaching underprivileged communities about how to make healthier lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition. This organization’s
Dan Crenshaw had been the worship pastor at the church for as long as anyone could remember. Is was odd to Dan that lately everyone was always asking if he was ok. Of course he felt fine, just getting a little older. He was faithful to get his annual physical and always passed with flying colors. He was sure that the finger trembling he’d noticed when waving was nothing; come to think of it, he’d been having a little difficulty typing too. He’d had trouble sleeping for a while, but that was probably normal for his age. He made a note to check with his Dr. next physical, certain that it was nothing but getting older. In February 2013, after a routine physical, Mr. Crenshaw was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. At a mild to moderate stage, treatment will focus on patient safety, and mobility as well as education ( (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2016).
Since coming to college, I have grown a desire to help create policies and programs to alleviate the disparities that exist in the US and globally. The understanding I have gained from sociology and ethics classes I have taken at UT has broadened my interest in health care and my volunteer experiences have solidified this classroom knowledge. As a student in the Health Science Scholars Honors Program, I have the opportunity to complete a senior capstone thesis project. This interest has had a major role in directing my research and I believe will effect the direction that I take in my career.
At UC Davis I explored all the health-related organizations and decided to join a public health advocacy group called RIVER (Recognizing Illnesses Very Early and Responding). RIVER prioritized educating underserved populations in Davis and the Greater Sacramento area about how essential preventive care is to one’s health. Through my participation in RIVER as an exercise intern and a board member, I became an advocate for preventive health. As I learned more about preventive care, I applied that knowledge by teaching individuals from these underprivileged communities how to make healthier lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition education. One program I had the opportunity to be involved in was RIVER’s Healthy Heroes program at Ethel Philips Elementary. Since most these children were facing some form of adversity, I helped to develop a program that would motivate these children to prioritize their health early to prevent future complications affiliated with poor lifestyle choices. Because of this program, my passion for prevention and public health grew. This organization’s mission resonated with me and inspired me to become a physician who integrated preventive care with
After finishing my Undergraduate, I have seen it wise to purse masters in public health, an area that I have much interest in. Having pursed a Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, minor in psychology, expanding my knowledge in the field of public health has been my next option. The vast knowledge that I have gained learning and working can help me while pursuing this program. Given the chance I would be able to fulfill my career goals.
I was drawn to the idea of not only focusing on one-on-one patient care that doctors provide, but also solving problems that affect the health of entire populations. The study of disease and health within populations; for instance, preventing disease, promoting health, and reducing health problems between groups are the main reasons I want to pursue an M.P.H focusing on epidemiology. These are my strongest interests because I believe they are important in improving our world’s health.
Throughout my undergraduate studies, I became fond of the Health Sciences field. My interests in the field came about when I first took an Anatomy/Physiology course at New Mexico State University in the United States. In this course, I learned about different aspects of the body and how certain diseases (infectious and chronic) can impact the body. It was then when I realized that many of the diseases being discussed in class were preventable. I have always found the medical professions such as doctors and nurses etc. very interesting. As time has passed by, my interests have shifted more towards prevention rather than applied medicine. Through my Anatomy/Physiology course and learning the importance of prevention, I then became academically
My interests in public health have a link with my childhood. Being raised and born in a rural area of a small developing country, Bangladesh, from my childhood, I witnessed a lot of avoidable premature deaths and sufferings from diseases among people in my homeland. In particular, I noticed that women and children living in rural areas are the most frequent victims of these adverse consequences. During high school, I thought that the treatment of the sick mothers or children would be the best way to prevent such unfortunate deaths. That is why I always dreamt of being a physician.
In this essay I will identify the reason I want to continue my education through Spring Arbor University. I am currently a registered nurse in an emergency department and have been for almost 6 years. I have been in charge of the unit many times and have enjoyed teaching others. I would like to advance my degree for multiple reasons. The primary reason is that a Master’s degree is distinguishable and shows commitment to the field of nursing. Furthermore, it shows dedication and motivation of an individual to complete a degree that only about ten percent of nurses are able to accomplish.