I Have No Special Talent Essay

755 Words Sep 17th, 2015 4 Pages
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” – Albert Einstein.
We’ve all read a million quotes but once in a while you read one and you just stop and think. For everyone else, these are words like any other but not for you; you relate to it because deep down you know how the person felt when he/she said those words. I’ve always thought of myself as a curious person, always wanting to figure out what makes things tick. Whether it is a TV, a computer, a car or a human being. Believe it or not, I’ve always been the go-to guy when my family and friends experience a tech related problem. I always feel a sense of satisfaction when I figure something out and I am eager to convey my knowledge to others. I remember when I was in school and our teacher taught us the circulatory system. I was so excited, when I came home I tried to teach my dad what I had learned that day. My dad, who is a doctor too by the way, acted surprised and interested which made me feel proud of myself. That curiosity, I believe, sowed the seed for what was to become a career choice, a lifestyle choice.
But to be honest, Internal Medicine was not even on my mind when I went into medical school. I really wanted to be a Surgeon. But then started the actual ‘becoming a doctor’ part, as I started studying I realized that my proclivity to riddle solving was satisfied much more by Medicine rather than Surgery. Each case I studied was a riddle waiting to be solved. This thought was reinforced when I…

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