Essay On Why I Want To Become A Medical Doctor

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When looking at the things that you are currently doing, you should ask yourself, if they help to you to picture where you want to be in 20 years. Extra-curricular, as well as academic activities are essential in the preparation of achieving lifetime goals. Considering my lifetime goal of becoming a medical doctor, that makes activities that I preoccupy myself with, even more important. Throughout my own life, I have been involved in many organizations that have been imperative in the development of the skills that I will need in order to take on the future. Out of all of the organizations and activities that I have been involved in, the most influential have been the Boy Scouts of America, Early College High School, my Varsity Swim Team, and …show more content…
It was never the allure of cool lab equipment or money that made myself aspire to become a physician, but a calling to help others. Before I even had a grasp on the concept of money, it seemed to be the thing for me. A job where I would be able to help others and actually be a contributing member of society. The Boy Scouts of America have immensely prepared myself for becoming a physician. Though I have served many leadership roles inside of scouting, it is not the ability to lead in life that will help me to achieve my goals. It is the moral and ethical principles in which Scouting has instilled in me. Before every weekly meeting we repeat the Scout Law and the Scout Oath. The Scout Law is, “A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent”. The Scout Oath is, “On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law. To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight”. The principles that scouting promotes are not only good principles to use to achieve your goals, but to have success in life in general. The characteristics that scouters embody, are the characteristics that are required in order to be a functioning member of society as a whole. Though Scouting has played a crucial role in preparing me for my lifetime goals, there are still other organizations …show more content…
In order to make it through the rigorous schooling required for one to become a doctor, that person must have not only the willingness, but the ability to devote the majority of their time to their school work. In swimming, I was taught to always give my best in whatever I do. I was taught to never just coast or settle for mediocrity, but to strive towards perfection. Just as I have swum to the best ability that I possibly could have, swimming has taught me that in anything that you strive for perfection in, you will do much better than those who are fine with just being “alright”. In the medical field, it imperative that you have the best of the best working for you. In certain fields, a little “slip-up” could cause someone their life. This is why anybody who wants to be a doctor must not only be fully dedicated to learning the material that accompanies their career plan, but strive to be perfect in what they have learned. Though swimming has helped prepare me for the rigor of the education required, there is another program in which I have been involved with that will help immensely with the academics of college as well as medical

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