Reflective Essay: Race In The Medical Field

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Ever since I was five years old, I desired to be a healthcare professional. My aspirations have never altered, because I am still determined to reach this goal despite the obstacles that I have faced. Whenever I face any difficulties, I always try to kept my career and life goals in mind. For example, when I did not get accepted into the college that I desired to go to, I was extremely disappointed. However, I did not allow my feelings of disappoint to deter me from applying to other excellent institutions. Thus, I made the decision to apply to Spelman College, and this was one of the best decisions I have made for myself. What I learned from that experience is that I should never doubt my abilities, and I should never give up on my aspirations. …show more content…
More specifically, I am interested in the health disparities that exist between women of different races. I have attended several Public Health seminars that addressed race in medicine, and I found that this topic truly entices me. From attending these seminars, I learned that some people believe that race should not be used in medicine. However, I feel that race holds greats significance in medicine. Race is especially important when analyzing the various health disparities and trends among different groups of people. Therefore, as a future healthcare professional, I plan to educate my patients about these disparities. This will hopefully bring more awareness to the importance of race in medicine, and the prevalence of different diseases based on …show more content…
I am always in search of new ways to challenge my mind and expand my knowledge. At this summer program I would be able to expand my knowledge and understanding of the sciences. Also, I intend to build strong connections with future and current healthcare professionals. I believe that it is important to gain connections in healthcare, because I have learned that healthcare is all about collaboration and common understanding. Overall, I believe that this summer program will prepare me for a medical school and ultimately a healthcare

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