I Am A Doctor, Not By Chance Essay

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Today I am a doctor, not by chance, but by choice: the choice I made to excel, to strive and to break the stereotype. I come from a small town with limited educational facilities, where going to high school, let alone a university is looked upon as shooting for the moon. Getting to medical school seemed like a fight against the big shots from the large cities with robust educational structures. I did not lose hope. I was driven by the energy to challenge my abilities. From improving my bad handwriting to the day I carved my way into a medical school, I continued to challenge myself and worked hard.
Medicine has been my passion since childhood when I saw many dear ones succumb to health problems; the medical profession came to their rescue. My grandfather had to travel to the state capital to visit the nearest cardiologist. Meticulous management helped him improve his quality of life in the face of advanced coronary artery disease over three decades. My mother has been able to pursue her passion for social activism despite her insulin dependent diabetes. I have experienced miracles of medical management first hand. I have been inspired by the application of research and technology towards enhancing our lives. Lack of necessary medical care and knowledge, on the other hand, can run havoc in a patient 's life. I lost my cousin to chronic liver disease, at the young age of 35 as nobody around him was able to notice his gradually deteriorating health. His diagnosis of Hepatitis C…

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