My Philosophy Of Osteopathic Medicine

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My past medical experiences have helped me choose the type of medical road I want to take for my medical profession. I have chosen Osteopathic Medicine because the philosophy of it coincides with mine. Throughout my life, I have been exposed to many diverse environments, which I believe will better help me reach my desired ultimate goal of curing patients. I have also encountered a few hardships throughout my life, but many accomplishments as well. These experiences, I believe, have concluded the reason why I chose Osteopathic Medicine. They have also instilled in me the necessary qualities and values to be well prepared for medical school and become an exemplary physician once I graduate.
From my past and current medical experiences, especially
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In order to have better outcomes when curing patients or even attempting to do so, I strongly believe a physician needs to consider the current lifestyle of the patient instead of just their symptoms. By looking at their current lifestyle, a physician can suggest minor changes in order to avoid or lessen any additional symptoms. In addition, I believe that the body should be viewed as a whole and not as a collection of organs. If there is a possibility to cure certain illnesses by manipulating certain parts of the body, then this should be applied in addition to medication to have a faster positive outcome on the patient. Therefore, I have chosen Osteopathic Medicine, because its philosophy of patient-care matches mine. It takes a holistic approach on the patient and views the body as a whole not just as a collection of organs. This philosophy considers the person as a whole and takes into consideration social and mental factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of the disease in order to cure the …show more content…
As a result, I have always been critical about my academic performance. As a bilingual undergraduate with English as my second language, I encountered some hardships in certain courses, writing for example. Whenever I faced these difficulties, I did whatever was possible to improve. I sought help in and out of the university, mainly in my professors. At times, I did not seem to see improvement from my point of view, but no matter how discouraged I got or how challenging it was, I continued to try my best at mastering my academic weaknesses. While I am disappointed on the flaws I added to my record because of these missteps, I can confidently say that I have now mastered them. Academically, I now consider myself well prepared and strongly qualified to undertake the rough academic curriculum of medical

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