Becoming An Astronaut Doctor Lawyer Essay

802 Words Jul 19th, 2016 4 Pages
“I need the chest tube try now and where is my blood?” was the first thing I heard when I entered the emergency room on a late Saturday night. The patient came in coding after being shot five times by police and upon arrival the staff immediately jumped in to try and save his life. I watched mesmerized as the resident opened up his chest in order to get control of the bleeding. Even though the procedure was unsuccessful and the patient eventually expired, it was a great learning experience for everyone involved. Medicine is such an interesting field because it is constantly changing and adapting to new information that is discovered and there are always learning opportunities. When I was in kindergarten, I always told people I wanted to become an astronaut-doctor-lawyer because I wanted to help others as well as explore new frontiers, and this is exactly why I want to become a physician. Although my decision to pursue a career in medicine was not exactly straight forward, I cannot imagine working in any other profession, working tirelessly to help those around me stay healthy. Choosing a career in medicine was not an easy decision for me. Throughout my childhood I experienced many episodes of vasovagal syncope from seeing or even just talking about blood. In high school, however, I decided to take Anatomy and Physiology in order to challenge myself. By taking this class, I realized just how fascinating the human body truly is and became determined to follow my dream of…

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