My Experience In Medical School

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Medicine has always been my true passion. As a first generation college student, I was constantly reminded of the importance of education by my parents. However, I never had a role model to look up to in the medical field. The interest stemmed from my doctor’s visits as a child. I was never particularly prone to illness but yearly checkups made the doctor’s office a somewhat familiar place. I found the pediatric office comforting in many ways. I loved getting to see the doctor, finding out my weight, height, and answering questions about my lifestyle. Every time I went for a cold or a rash, I always got better. It was a place where things would get fixed when they were broken. This made the doctor’s office a positive place for me. This naive interest was cemented the day I found out I had a heart murmur at 16. I had never been to a specialist before. When I entered the office, I was plugged into several machines, one that I later learned was an electrocardiogram and then the doctor viewed my heart through an ultrasound. The ordeal was rather uncomfortable but as I lay with the slimy jelly on my chest I looked up to the screen and saw the bright outline of my beating heart. I could not take my eyes off of it. It was beating, it was life, it was inside of me and it …show more content…
The dreams to comfort and benefit another human as well as the joy of continued learning and growth in the realm of science and medicine. My long-term goal is to serve the Rio Grande Valley where I was raised. I want to be able to help especially the low income community like the one I was raised in. My first language being Spanish and my Mexican heritage will allow me to connect with the patients here in a special way. I have experienced firsthand the difficulties many physicians face in this area with many patients bringing medical documents from Mexico that require translation. Also, many patients are unable to communicate in

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