Mallorykight 1 / 1 Feb 12, 2024 #1Hi! I am applying to the diagnostic medical sonography program this May and one requirement is to write an essay about why I want to be a sonographer. Im not the best at writing easy and this is a really important essay so i was wanting some help!This is what I have so far..i do not have a conclusion yet as i dont know what to write for itHow rewarding would it be to get to experience parents hearing their baby's heartbeat for the first time? To get to be the person who informs them of the gender of the baby. Or to be the person to help diagnose a life-threatening condition. I do not believe there is a greater feeling in the world than to be able to share these experiences with people. I will have the privilege of interacting with patients on a deeper personal level, providing them with comfort and reassurance through the good and the bad.My decision for wanting to pursue a Career in sonography originally came from my grandma. Throughout middle school and high school, I knew I wanted to have an impact on people's lives, I just didn't know how. When hearing about the medical field, you hear a lot about doctors and nurses but not much about sonographers. Until One day my grandma brought up how she wanted to be a sonographer but never got the chance to, so I started researching and learning about what sonographers do and I fell in love with it. Ever since that moment, I knew that's what I wanted to do.When learning about sonography what really stood out to me Is the field is constantly evolving, with new technologies and new findings in the bodies every day. As a sonographer, I get to constantly learn and expand my knowledge, which is amazing because I love to learn new things! Another thing that really stood out to me is the range of job opportunities available in sonography. From hospitals to clinics and even private practice, you can also become a travel sonographer or even open your own practice! Personally, I want to one day open my own ultrasound clinic!What really got the ball rolling was, January 18th, the day that changed my life. I woke up in a hospital bed with little to no memory of what had happened. I was in a terrible car accident and the police said I was lucky to have survived. It is hard not to think of more horrible outcomes, but I am truly grateful and have a much deeper appreciation for being here in this beautiful imperfect world. My mind Still goes back to that day, but the strongest memories aren't from the pain or fear. They are from all the kindness and amazing care I received from the nurses and doctors at the hospital. That's what really solidified that I belonged in the medical field.