Statement Of Purpose A Career In Medicine

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As an only child growing up in a middle class family, I learned the value of helping others through my parents. My hard working parents were brought up in Bangladesh, a third-world country in South Asia with devastating poverty. Moreover, my parents are very strict and disciplining individuals; they both loved to help others regardless of their physical endurance, mental health, or economic stability. As role models, they reared me in the belief that my goals in life should include lending a helping hand to others. Furthermore, my empathy for others has encouraged me to aid those in need. As a result, I plan to pursue a career in medicine in the hopes of becoming a cardiologist. Furthermore, I plan on returning to Laredo, Texas (my home town) …show more content…
In fact, I have been a Taekwondo athlete for the past five years. Like all other martial arts, Taekwondo teaches self-defense, skills in fighting, and also builds strength and agility. However, Taekwondo differs from other martial arts in that the sport revolves around five tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. Throughout high school, I have practiced Taekwondo five times a week. The only times I miss practice (which are rare) are when I am either sick or busy with school work. This sport, a major part of my lifestyle, has helped define who I am, the choices I have made, and what goals I have set for myself. Additionally, I have been a TexPrep (Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program) student for five years. Although I have given up my summers to be part of this program, the areas of algebra, logic, geometry and engineering, has enhanced my reading and writing …show more content…
For instance, I attended a science academy in middle school and was accepted to and joined the Health Magnet program at Alexander High School. As a magnet student, I will have completed eight health and medicine-focused classes including principles of health science, anatomy and physiology, clinical and hospital rotations, dental assisting, scientific research and design, medical microbiology, medical terminology/medical office assisting, and pathology/physiology. Furthermore, I have spent a good portion of my summer at the Laredo Health Department Lab. For the past 3 summers I have volunteered at Operation Lone Star, a week-long health clinic hosted by local medical professionals and army personnel providing vaccinations and medical check-ups to underprivileged children and adults. During my time off from school, I have shadowed doctors as a way to get first-hand experience in the medical field. Last summer I was selected to attend the DocPrep program at the Baylor College of Medicine where I spent a week shadowing doctors- cardiologists, neurologists, anesthesiologists-and touring the Texas Medical

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