A Dialogue From Hindi Film Anand Essay

1032 Words Sep 15th, 2016 5 Pages
“Babumoshai… zindagi badi honi chahiye lambi nahi…” a dialogue from the hindi film Anand is a favorite line of mine which translates roughly to: life is supposed to be big not long. It is with this vision and life experiences that have prepared me for a career in family medicine. Such a field requires genuine interest, dedication, a sense of empathy and the ability to communicate and relate to patients of all age groups. The bond I have with my family and my culture have instilled in me values of respect for all that I have transferred to every relationship throughout life and medical training. Passion for medicine led me to live in other countries and immerse myself into their cultures. Finding a common cause in different parts of the world and forging new friendships came naturally to me. It is true that the path I have taken is the road less traveled, but it has been an extraordinary journey. Born and raised in the suburbs of Pennsylvania to parents who emigrated from India in their mid-twenties has been a great inspiration to me. They taught me to be a reliable and hardworking individual and develop a deep personal capacity; the ability to manage life while at the same time school, work and extracurricular activities, a skill that I carry with me still. During my adolescent years, my mother also motivated me to give to those in need, beginning with donations of food and since has grown into a core value of mine, which is contributing time to various organizations.…

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