Medical Medicine And The Medical Field Essay

752 Words Jul 19th, 2015 4 Pages
1) Briefly describe your exposure to medicine

As the daughter of a pediatrician, the medical field has surrounded me my entire life. However, my familiarity with the details of medicine expanded at age 15 when I began to volunteer at the C.A.R.E. Clinic, which provides medical care for the uninsured. My internship at a medical examiner’s office exposed me to the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the medical causes of death. In college, I explored medicine by volunteering in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota in St. Paul and participated in a Global Medical Brigades trip to rural Honduras. In addition, I spent time shadowing physicians in a variety of specialties, including orthopedics, internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric hospitalists, and oncology in both rural and urban settings. Finally, this summer I am performing medical research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for the rheumatology department.

2) What do you think you will like best about being a physician

My two passions are serving people and using critical, analytical reasoning to problem solve. Therefore, I think being able to combine these two passions as a physician is what I will like best. I am excited to serve my patients medically by arriving at a diagnosis after thoughtful consideration of patient symptoms, the results of diagnostic testing, and medical history.

3) What do you think you will like least about being a physician?

The aspect of…

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