A Research Field At High School For Health Professions And Human Services

800 Words Jan 15th, 2016 4 Pages
As a child growing up I always knew what I wanted to be. Whenever I was asked that famous question, without hesitation, I always replied, "I will be a Doctor and help to heal the sick". I truly believed that. In fact, my determination and drive towards this career path, lead me to easily choose to specialize in the Science Research field at High School for Health Professions and Human Services. This is where I was first introduced to the medical environment and experienced the excitement of it all while engaged in a ten-week high school program at Weill Cornell Medical School. I reveled in this opportunity and gained vital knowledge about the different areas and specialties that exists in the medical field. This was the first time I learned about the career of a Physician Assistant. It was intriguing. Until then I 've only heard about occupations such as Doctors, nurses, nurse 's aide, pharmacists, and technician but never about a Physician Assistant. I remember returning home and talking to my mom about this awesome "PA" who explained what her job entailed at the hospital. To my surprise, both of my parents had never heard about this occupation. I later found out that in the Guyanese community a Physician Assistant was not a recognized occupation.

During my freshman year at Brandeis College, I often met with my academic advisor, Miss Novack, to discuss my performance against goals and realistically discuss expectations. She mentored and motivated throughout freshman year…

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