My Journey To Become A Doctor

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Uniqueness is a quality that I possess in different areas of my life, and it is my journey to become a doctor that makes me a unique candidate for medical school. As a young child, I loved to play “doctor” and clean my playmates’ skinned knees using my first aid kit. At the time, I never thought to myself, “I want to be a doctor when I grow up!” This changed on my eighteenth birthday when I saved my mother from choking. I was putting a bookcase together in my room when she stormed in desperately gasping for air. Luckily I had learned the Heimlich maneuver in high school and gave it my best shot. A rush of relief surged through my body when she finally drew in a breath of life. The fulfillment and euphoria I felt from knowing what to do in that …show more content…
I began with taking a medical assisting course and soon after enrolled in more classes. After completing EMT, EKG and phlebotomy courses and internships, my interest in the human body deepened and I felt the need for something more challenging. During my internships, I was able to shadow and see the lives and challenges faced by paramedics, nurses, doctors and other medical professionals. These experiences helped me choose the doctor route. I spent months analyzing the pros and cons of the profession. I understood that the commitment and investment would be great but even so, I knew it was the right choice for …show more content…
As the years passed, my father began to deteriorate quickly as he went through strokes, heart attacks and other complications. Each trip to the ER, operating room, and doctor’s office was a new science lesson and another heartache as I watched my father suffer and fight for his life. Each one of his health crises helped me become emotionally strong and objective without compromising compassion. Sadly, he passed away in June of 2015 when his heart stopped in the middle of his second amputation surgery. The hurdles that my father and I conquered together built my resilience to overcome my personal obstacles in my quest to be a

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