Pediatrician Personal Statement

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In the third grade our teacher asked us to create a jar dedicated to what we wanted to be when we grew up. I knew immediately that I wanted to do this project on being a pediatrician. My favorite activity at the times was getting out of school and going to the doctor. I loved how nice my pediatrician was, how she could make me healthy when I was sick, and the lollipop I received after each visit. My pediatrician, Dr. Beall, who I have been going to since the age of two is the reason I want to be a doctor. Her kindness and passion in caring for children has inspired me. As I grew older, I could not think of any career that would satisfy me as becoming a pediatrician would. Helping children lead a healthy life is very important to me and the …show more content…
For example, the Global Brigades is an organization at Georgia State University that participates in helping communities across the world become more developed in their health and economic aspects. Being a part of an organization like this is important because it offers experience in working with underprivileged people. Volunteering is integral because it is important for people to use their knowledge and power to help people. That very reason is why I want to become a doctor because I want to use my knowledge to help children who are sick and prevent sicknesses in …show more content…
To become a pediatrician, I would need to get my undergraduate degree, pass the MCAT and get accepted in one of the medical schools of my choice. After completing medical school, I will move on to a three-year pediatric residency program. Upon completion of the residency program, I will take the exam to be certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Once I gain a license to practice medicine I will be required to complete an internship ranging to three to seven years. During my internship, I will become specialized in pediatrics and then I’ll be able to become a licensed Pediatrician. In total, I will spend approximately ten years preparing to become a pediatrician. The average salary for a pediatrician is $175,000. Statistically pediatricians earn less money than doctors with other specialties. As a pediatrician, I would be able to reduce the mortality rate of infants and children, instill healthy lifestyles, and treat infectious

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