An Anatomy Book ' How The Body Works ' Essay

724 Words Nov 30th, 2015 3 Pages
As a young child, you are open to the possibilities of the world. You absorb everything like a sponge. On my fifth birthday, my kindergarten teacher gave me an anatomy book called How the Body Works. With it inscribed the words, Jasmine the more you learn about your body the more you learn about yourself. These words ring in my mind to this day pushing me to learn more about the body. As a physician you are not only a student, you are a teacher, a part of a team, a confidant.
Receiving this book pushed me in the direction, but it was not until I saw my father’s tender, red, achy skin, when I was twelve, that I saw outside the body to the person. My father was home alone. He turned away from the stove to go to the microwave; his shirt caught on fire. The silky fabric began to boil on his skin. As he tried to rip the shirt off of himself, he received third degree burns all over his fingers and back. He refused to go to a doctor because he didn’t feel as though he could trust them, but let me help him out instead. I helped him wrap his wounds and put ointment on him. The stench of burning skin is unforgettable, along with ails of torment with every touch. Being able to be the one to stand by him solidified my love for the medical field. I applied to Silva Health Magnet and was accepted. At Silva I was able to develop skills in fields of patient care, medical terminology, and forensics. They allowed me to take the classes I was interested in, and my junior the teachers, who…

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