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"my dream to be a medical doctor since" - essay for ucas (medical school)


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Aug 31, 2011   #1
This is for the ucas,

PERSONAL STATEMENT
It has always been my dream to be a medical doctor since i was a little kid. This dream to be a medical doctor did not arise out of a vacuum, but rather from the deplorable medical health delivery system in Congo.

Congo belongs to a large continent, Africa, where preventive health is very poor. This situation produces a health picture of high mortality rate among children and the aged. There is also very high maternal mortality among women. This deplorable condition is greatly aggravated by the doctor to patient ratio, which stands at 1:5000.

My passion to study medicine made me vie for the post of health prefect during my final year in High school. Though it demands lots of effort and commitment, I was able to discharge this duty to the satisfaction of the entire student body as well as the staff. It came to a point I had to skip classes to send sick students to hospital and this act of sacrifice and commitment is requisite to becoming a good medical practitioner. My strength does not only lie in my ability to adapt to stress but also ability to take up challenges. I took a combination of maths, biology, chemistry and physics in high school and at my time in high school only few student can afford to take these challenging courses and still excel in all of them. Currently I take a combination of chemistry, biology and maths at Higher level in IB. The chemistry and biology has developed my knowledge in the field of science. IB requires students to do internal assessments and research work, this has over the years broaden my knowledge about certain aspects of science and has provided me with the necessary sills to undertake experiments and research in the field of medicine. Taking English SL has improved my communication skills and my ability to analyze pieces of literature.

I had no intention of specializing into any field of a medical profession. It had been my intention to be a general practitioner of medicine and work in a hospital in Congo to augment the poor ratio in the health delivery system. The raison d'ętre of becoming a specialist in the field of orthopedic arose out of a passion accentuated by an accident by an accident my dad had. Indeed, this accident was catalytic in my pursuit to become a medical doctor and an orthopedic surgeon at that. Here, the doctor to patient ratio became grandiosely lucid that I saw my dad lay hopeless and helpless without any meaningful medical attention.

It was on the 25th December 2000 when we had information that my dad was involved in a tragic motor accident. We rushed to the hospital and tears started gushing down my cheeks at the mere sight of my dad. He was lying half dead with no kneecap and a broken pelvic bone. He could not take the excruciating pain and began shouting in pain. I rushed to call the doctor but the doctor looked me in the eyes and said, "My son, you may think I am neglecting your father but the fact is I just can't help it. I am the only orthopedic doctor at post now and for the records, 6 motor accidents occurred today so I can't attain to all the victims at the same time". The words of the doctor instigated in me a passion to be an orthopedic doctor and a wish to relieve my dad of his pain.

My dream to be an orthopedic doctor made me choose Hospital service as my community service and I opted to help out in the orthopedic during each session of hospital service. Working in the orthopedic ward has provided me with a prior knowledge about the work of an orthopedic doctor. It gave me much delight interacting with the patients because not only did I know what patients expect of a doctor but also what they consider good health care delivery. The best part of my service in the hospital was the fact that I come from an entirely different race and interacting with patients from a different race has broaden my scope and understanding of the different races in the world. Taking the IB program has helped in this vain too, I live with students from all over the world and interacting with them daily has helped in my knowledge about other peoples culture. This experience will make me a versatile doctor who can work in any part of the world. I am not only an academic person but I play a lot of sports during my leisure time. I played on the school team in both basketball and football. I was able to develop my mental strength as well as physical strength. The development in the field of sports will help me keep up the rigors of the medical profession.

I think my profound experience and ability to excel in all endeavors will make me an ideal student for your medical school. I have foreknowledge on the stress and the demands of medical school but with determination, commitment and hard work I can excel and fulfill my dreams to augment the deteriorating health care delivery in my country as well as render invaluable service to the world at large.
EF_Susan - / 2,364 12  
Aug 31, 2011   #2
It has always been my dream to become a medical doctor since I was a child .

It came to a point where I had to skip classes to send sick students to the hospital and this act of sacrifice and commitment is requisite to becoming a good medical practitioner.

My strength does not only lie in my ability to adapt to stress but also my ability to take up challenges.

I took a combination of maths, biology, chemistry and physics in high school and at my time in high school only few students can afford to take these challenging courses and still excel in all of them.

Currently I take a combination of chemistry, biology and maths at Higher level in IB.

The chemistry and biology have developed my knowledge in the field of science.

IB requires students to do internal assessments and research work, and this has over the years broadened my knowledge about certain ...

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