AdministratorJuly 27, 2020 at 12:37 pm
The beauty of medicine is that there is a diverse group of people who charge to the calling. This may be your first, second, or even maybe even your third career/life. What are some interesting facts about you, and what brought you to medicine? How has/will this enhanced your success?
MemberJuly 27, 2020 at 12:44 pm
Ohana so many talented humans in this list!
MemberJuly 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm
I studied Psychology in Undergrad and worked as a behavior analyst with autistic children for about 9 months. I eventually felt like I could do more with a medical degree. I have a passion for Family medicine now because I enjoy the variety and I am a strong advocate of healthy lifestyle and preventative medicine. However, I still have a strong passion for psychology as well which I incorporate into my approach.
MemberJuly 28, 2020 at 5:35 pm
I grew up always looking up to my mother who worked as a nurse at Winter Park Hospital in Florida. She always knew what to do when me, my sister or any friends got sick/hurt. I loved how she never had to run to the ED when one of us had a cold/flu. Additionally, she always took care of our friends and family members. This is how I knew I wanted to work in the medical field so that I could provide the same medical care for my own family in the future. When I got older, I was able to shadow different doctors and stand in during operations in the OR. After watching my first total knee replacement, I was hooked! I wanted to scrub in and saw the bone down on the next patient coming in. This was when I decided that becoming a doctor was my calling. I still don’t know exactly what doctor I want to be but I am excited for what the future holds!
MemberJuly 29, 2020 at 2:04 pm
So this is definitely a third or fourth life for me.
I feel like I have done a little bit of everything from a gym owner, profession athlete, security contractor, poker dealer, casino manager, emergency department scribe, and even an English teacher for foreign students. My interest in medicine was sparked from the evolution of knowledge and interest in science. When I finally decided to go back to school I thought I was going for business…. To satisfy a science credit I took a basic gen chem class and had the chance to blow something up… lol After that I changed to a science major. One thing lead to another and I found a major interest in patient care-especially emergency medicine (potentially General Surg)
My experiences in the real world prepared me to be task oriented and really keep my internal evaluations in check. I found that proper planning, time management, accountability, and fine tuning my most efficient way to learn was a key to success through basic sciences. Learning to mute the noise in the background really helped through the long nights and early mornings.
Now that I am in clinical sciences I really am hooked! Applying the science we learned in basic to real life patients and treatments is incredible, especially when you totally get the concept. The preparation done for Step 1 really has set me up for success in rotations, and I recommend taking the time not only to learn the topics of the week, but to really understand them and be able to apply it to a patient. When you can do this you really have it down.
Keep pushing your limits and there will never be an unreachable goal.
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