I decided to pursue a career in medicine when I was an adolescent. I scheduled a science-heavy course load in high school. Pursued a degree in Honours Biological Sciences. Shadowed a physician for two months. Graduated with distinction. Applied to medical schools and received my acceptance. My academic and professional career was already planned at the ripe age of fourteen. As the years progressed, my passion and interest in medicine waned. I was left feeling deeply unfulfilled. The career I was pursuing had ceased to be reflective of my interests. I struggled to procure the enthusiasm to apply to medical school, putting it off until I was in my final year of university. Every time I broached
The reason I want to pursue this career is to be able to help people in need, and to work with a vast team of medical specialist. I want to support those in need, to help them in a struggling time in their lives so they may not feel the pain in a tragic moment in their lives. To be able to stop someone them from feeling any pain in a hard time fascinates me. Sure, my medical journey will be long, but it will be worth it to become an Anesthesiologist.
At this point in my life, my greatest accomplishment is graduating from the New Jersey Medical School Pre-Medical Honors Program at Rutgers University. This accomplishment was the determining factor in my decision to take on a career in medicine. In this program, I was to be under the mentorship of renowned professors and students in medical school. Through these mentors, I gained a firm knowledge on what a career in the medical field consisted of. The professors were able to teach me about the history of medicine, issues in medicine, and the wide variety of career paths that exist within it. In addition, the mentors explained the pivotal impact that the health care system and health care professionals have on the health of the public. The
As a young child, I was always drawn towards the field of health care. I remember reading about the many options that are held within it and wondering what path it would lead me on. Neonatal nursing was something that always came into my mind, but it was often pushed to the side by people and teachers who thought I should become a pediatrician instead. This became a real struggle for me, but as I grew up and began researching and exploring the health care field I came to a decision for myself. I came to the realization that everyone was wrong. I didn’t want to be a doctor at all. This sudden burst of independence from what everyone else wanted was the first step to reaching my end goal. Along with this, an accelerated education, volunteer
“I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come” (Jaspers , n.d.). In the past week or so, I changed the career that I wanted to pursue from being a Pediatric Anesthesiologist to being a Medical Technologist. When I first decided to become a Pediatric Anesthesiologist, I was in my junior year of high school and I was simply browsing the world wide web for a good paying job that was also helping others that are in need. Two years later and taking the college course Strategies for Success in College, I have realized that money alone cannot sustain an individual in reaching their ‘dream goal’. I needed something
I have a lot of dreams. Dreams to change the world and do great things. My first dream is to receive my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, followed by working as a nurse for a few years to gain hands-on experience. Second, I intend to further my education by obtaining a Master’s degree and working on improving my skills, knowledge, and understandings of the nursing field. I want to be a nurse anesthetist. They administer anesthesia to patients. When I eventually retire, I intend on giving back to future generations of nurses by becoming a Nursing Instructor, educating them and watching them grow and develop into the best-equipped nurses they can be. As a result of my experiences in life, I am more mature, grounded, and I realize that even when
Going into college there are so many careers to pick to pursue. Many people already have their path already set, but many people come into college ready to explore their multiple options and see what fits them best. However, I knew where my educational journey was taking me before I knew what college I was going to. I wanted to pursue my passions and help every child I could along the way. Becoming a Pediatric Hematologists and Oncologists was not the easiest decision, nor was it my first decision. However, once I further explored this career, there is no other medical career I could see myself in. Now that I have decided my career path, I have decided my career goals, the requirements to be successful, and the approach that I will use to accomplish
I admit that I haven't always been interested in entering the medical field. It seemed like a “blood and guts” job to me, and thats not exactly something that Ive always felt comfortable with. I must have changed my mind what seemed like a million times about my future. I went from wanting to be a marine biologist, to wanting to be an art teacher and then later not having even the slightest idea what I wanted to be at all. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school, that an unexpected accident led to my final decision to pursue a health related career.
When I first started college, I had several questions I asked myself regarding my future. I thought about what my major would be and what my living arrangements would look like post-grad, but I never questioned what my future career would look like. While I had an overwhelming amount of options, I always had a fixed certainty that I would be in the medical field. The only question was in what capacity? Coming in as a freshman, I could have studied to be a surgeon, a doctor, or even a medical lawyer. Ultimately, I knew that changing people’s lives through medicine was my passion—I just needed to find an outlet. However, not once did my 18-year-old self think that I would find my way into a nursing career. As I’ve come to find, life rarely works out as planned. What lead me on the pathway to becoming a nurse is all but conventional, yet I would not change any
I am Nahird Castruita, I love to go outside and look things the good way when certain things aren't going right. I also like to skateboard and play classical music or more modern music on my viola. I'm, very patient and love to learn new things every day. the reason I am interested in joining this program is because I love helping people and would like to provide more than helping someone with their bags or opening a door to someone on the grocery store. In my opinion, doctors and medical staff are important to the community because a doctor saves life's in some situations he could mean the difference between life and death. Additionally, I will like to be accepted in this program because I am reliable and this is the path I would like to take. Furthermore, more I could benefit the school by working hard and helping fellow classmates when they need help on a certain subject or another problem they encounter. My plan is to take the vocational nursing program so at the end of my junior year I could take the state nursing assistant test and continue to be an anesthesiologist.
The medical field and the military intrigue me. My father and sister are in the military: military runs in my blood. I also want to become an anesthesiologist because, through my trips to the hospital - due to my mother’s illnesses and my common colds- I have fallen in love with medicine. I’m pursuing a medical career, with the biomedical degree I dream to receive in college. Neither of my parents went to college right after high school, but both made sure to receive college degrees. My parents play an essential part in helping me reach my goals.
Over the course of the last six to seven years in which I have been seriously considering a career in the medical field, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of different healthcare settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing home. As a result I have been able to observe and interact with various medical personnel such as LPN’s, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, EMT’s, Paramedics, and physicians. Among the vast number of ways that one is able to contribute to medicine, all of which are all equally important to patient care, I believe that I am best suited for and interested in becoming a physician. As a junior chemistry major and physics minor in college, I have
Since early childhood, I always believed I would choose a career in the medical field. When I was five years old, I was asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up”? I always responded by saying: “I want to become a dentist”. I began to pursue my lifelong goal of becoming a dentist or doctor after enrolling at the University of Georgia majoring in biology. I interviewed and shadowed many doctors, all of whom specialized in different areas. I learned about the education process of becoming a doctor, daily tasks, their lifestyle, and the hours they worked. However, the more time I spent shadowing and working with people in those fields; the less I believed that a career as a
What differentiates me from other student is my will to make my dreams a reality. For many, obstacles often discourage and make it feel impossible to overcome - but I do not limit myself. Even when my greatest fears in life feel overwhelming, never have I allowed it to overcome me. Instead, I work every day to transform each obstacle into a beneficial experience. Approaching my senior year, I had to decide between continuing band or beginning an internship at a doctor’s office. I could not have a daytime band class, but I kept music close to my heart by participating in my fourth and final season of marching band. At the same time, the opportunity for me to work in a medical environment at my age is rare and I intended to take it. The Health