Personal Narrative: My Passion For Medicine

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My passion for medicine began at a very young age and has continued throughout my life. Whether it was watching my grandpa pull splinters out of everyone’s fingers when I was six, volunteering at the hospital during middle and high school, dealing with my family’s health issues, or working as a scribe, I have always wanted to be in the action. Through all of these experiences, I have been able to truly immerse myself in medicine, and nothing makes me happier than being able to help people and potentially change their lives.
As my love for medicine developed, one of my biggest supporters was my grandpa. He was absolutely thrilled the day I went off to start my freshman year of college, because he never had the opportunity to attend college. However, when I came home for Thanksgiving that year, I knew his health was quickly declining. After Thanksgiving, he was admitted to the hospital for COPD exacerbation and then discharged after a few weeks. Three days after Christmas he was admitted hospital again, and he was diagnosed with C. diff. Because my grandpa never made a conscious effort in his every day life to improve his health, he succumbed to C. diff a few weeks later.
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It is not always easy working in the emergency department. One day we will see patients that are seeking narcotics, and then the next day I am watching a code and holding the hand of a family member as the doctor explains that their loved one is gone. The physicians are inspiring and truly want the best for every patient they encounter. I hope to use all of their positive attributes to become the best physician I can possibly be. The physicians have also taken their time to answer my questions and educate me as much as possible, because they want me to be a great doctor in the future. I am thankful that I have gotten to experience everything I have as a scribe, and it has strengthened my love for

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