Essay on Why I Am A Physician

888 Words Jul 25th, 2016 4 Pages
“I know it’s been a while bro but congratulations on graduating. Seeing that has motivated me to go back to school, so I can finish my degree. I know I have never said it but when your family made it out it felt like we all did. Keep working bro. Much love.” A month after graduation I received that text message from a childhood friend. After reading the message I began to reminisce on my early years spent in the inner city of Newark, New Jersey. I remembered the difficult times my family endured, especially during middle school when my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Since I was the oldest of my siblings, certain life events forced me to mature rather quickly and assume responsibilities that most children never imagine. I can look back today and attest that my experiences while growing up, solidified my calling to be a physician. I remember witnessing my father recover from financial strife, struggling to support a family with five children, while attempting to pass his board exams, but through medical intervention he was granted more time to live. Witnessing firsthand the blessings that my family received through medical science initiated the driving force behind my desire to become a physician. I am confident that my many experiences in life have equipped me with the skills necessary to help others in underserved areas through medicine.
To truly affect change in society it’s best for one to be immersed in the conflict. I did not only witness health…

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