After my husband Efrain and I married, we talked about going to medical school together one day, since we both originally started college separately as pre-med students yet ultimately chose mechanical engineering as our bachelor degrees.
Several years after my sister had her son, I found out that I was going to have a child of my own. I started visiting my Ob-Gyn
Dr. Yarian more frequently. She made me feel very secure and at ease about the pregnancy. Every time I visited her I felt my concerns were addressed and that she had confidence in me. Dr. Yarian inspires me because she was a lot like me early in her career, an engineer with a family who went back to school and chose medicine. Talking with her about being a mother and going through medical school and a residency made think seriously that I could fulfill my goals even with a child in the picture. Then I had my daughter. Personally experiencing the joy of a newborn is an amazing thing. Enduring through labor and then having a beautiful child afterwards has changed my life and how I want to spend my future. Guiding women progress through their lives and medically caring for them as they have their children is something I feel would be a very honorable …show more content…
There is a piece of pain with being a doctor, telling a patient that he or she is at the end or that they lost someone they love, or didn 't even get the chance to hold yet. I prepare myself mentally forthis challenge, to be caring and compassionate enough to be the first person to help a patient with the coping process. In my volunteer work I share with people a hope for the future of better health and a happy life. As a doctor I can help make that future now for my community. At work I speak with coworkers about what would make their job easier or safer, and then I engineer a solution. Beyond that though, they tell me about personal issues, about their health problems and their family 's health problems. This confidentiality I already value and my concern for my fellow coworkers is a quality I will use as a doctor daily.
My own great-grand mother is still alive, but her mother died in child birth. Even though this was over eighty years ago, the risk of death in childbirth is a reality today. This makes me appreciate even more modern medicine and I am thankful we have the technologies to survive a high risk pregnancy and thrive. Some friends of mine are upset that they were not able to