The Science Of The Field Of Medicine Essays

870 Words Jul 29th, 2015 4 Pages
For as long as I can remember, I have had an inquisitive nature about the world around me, asking questions about anything and everything. Many of these I asked my grandfather, who began his career as a general surgeon in the late 1940s. As a child, he intrigued me with exciting stories about attending medical school during World War II and the advancing field of medicine. By highlighting an unusual ailment, the complex steps he took to cure it, and the gratification he felt afterwards, he breathed life into his stories to both captivate and enchant me. He portrayed medicine as an exciting, heroic profession in which one always finds a cure, leaving me fantasizing about someday following in his footsteps.
At about this same time, I discovered my growing interest in science. My family and teachers always encouraged me to explore and pursue these interests, and I was personally invigorated by my advancement to the regional science fair, a highlight of my childhood. It was at this crossroad—my inherent interest in science and my exciting, favorable view of medicine—that I decided that I would become a physician. I nurtured this dream throughout grade school, telling nearly anyone that would listen of my plan to become a doctor. Based on my grandfather’s stories and my own experiences, I thought I knew everything about medicine. I realized, however, that I was unaware of many of the complexities and variables that go into the day-to-day life of a physician. For the longest…

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