Doctor Admission Essay

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To embark on a career in Medicine was not an easy decision, and it was certainly not something that I had aspired to be from a young age. In fact, it took nearly half a decade of careful consideration and exploration before I reached this conclusion. My motivation to become a doctor stems not only from my love for science, but also from the special connection that is established between a patient and a doctor during consultations. The opportunity for devoting a lifetime to alleviating illnesses stands as my inspiration. I believe that there is no other profession that can be compared to one which utilizes one’s acquired abilities to bring about a more immediate impact on someone’s life.

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Rather, I took my time and explored my options. During my gap year, I obtained a position in the Clinical Care Extender (CCE) program, in hopes of broadening my practical knowledge of this profession and gaining hands-on patient care experience. Being a CCE volunteer at a community hospital exposed me to the diverse range of fields in the healthcare profession. On several occasions, I was allowed to watch doctors as they did their consultations, with one that resonated deeply within me. A female patient that was pregnant with twins came to the ER with vaginal bleeding. During her first visit, her ultrasound showed that one of the twins was no longer viable. The patient was treated and discharged. Two weeks later, the patient came back to the ER with vaginal bleeding again. The doctor ordered a full workup, and all the results were indicative of a miscarriage. The same doctor that treated her during her last visit had to once again, be the bearer of bad news. This was an invaluable experience that illuminated a crucial aspect of this profession—mastering science only accounts for half of what a doctor must accomplish. The way the doctor gave the patient her diagnosis of fetal demise exemplified the perfect balance of professionalism and altruistic concern. It also highlighted that a doctor 's compassionate nature plays a pivotal role as the foundation to forming a rapport with patients.

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