As a young girl, I was always one of the final contenders in the spelling bees, timed tests, and even kickball games at recess. I enjoy the challenge of schoolwork, the competition amongst peers, and the rewards of my successes, to this day. It’s always been a childhood dream of mine to become a doctor.
I chose to study medicine because I felt a calling from God that suited my personality. Caring for patients as people truly is at the heart of medicine, and it’s a great privilege to be able to help people when they’re in need. Medicine offers such a mix. Medicine has its roots in science which has always been my primary interest in school. I appreciate the role of using a scientific basis to improve the healthcare of the world. I love science, and I love a challenge. From examining patients to suturing, it’s not just about memorizing information, medicine is very much about applied skills.
I’ve already had a little taste of that since im a Certified Nursing Assistant in which I worked in a local nursing home . Being able to see a patient smile from the little things like washing their faces or brushing their teeth makes my day much brighter. These were all valuable experiences and helped me to better understand the nature of the job. I’ve also always wanted something to where I can talk to a huge range of people, be challenged to leave my comfort zone and be humbled by what I saw. I also believe that the healthcare system continues to change and improve overtime, where cutting-edge scientific innovation has a practical application in real-life problem solving. As well as, i’ve been involved in various clubs and organizations here while in college, to which has all taught me how to become a leader and influence others. These leadership skills lead me to take on numerous leadership positions and given me the opportunity to lead others in which is truly a blessing. I know that being in these clubs has helped shaped me into the person I am today.
Another experience that has truly shaped me was when my parents divorced my sophomore year of high school. My mother struggled for a while finding a place for my brother,sister and I to stay since my dad wouldn’t give up the house. Being that my mom was didn’t have a job at the time we didn’t have any money left so we ended up moving from place to place for a few years until we eventually ended up in a shelter. This lasted for about 4 months at times I felt really depressed because I would have to spend my Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New years in a shelter instead of with my family.
Yet looking back on this tough time in my life it taught me to be grateful, and to not take life for granted because nothing is ever certain.At times, being a doctor requires improbable emotional strength and a continuous devotion to serving others while delivering a constant challenge to think outside of the box. Through experiences i’ve have had, I can’t imagine any other profession that is so fulfilling and rewarding as being of a doctor. I strongly believe every new person is a new chance to make a difference in another person’s life and help someone less fortunate than I am.
In conclusion, I do not presume to know my exact path in medicine, but I know that passion and love, of people and science, are the core values I will bring to my explorations and leadership..