Essay: Why I Want To Be A Doctor

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" You don’t have to be brilliant to be a doctor. You have to be hard working and have good character. That’s what makes a good doctor" - Unknown. Determining young that I wanted to help people, I found it to be rewarding. Taking things apart and seeing how they work, only to put them back together? That’s just my thing. Today, I would like to share with you my educational goals... First, let's start with a bit of a background on what sparked my interest in medicine. My darling grandmother, Diane, raised my sister and I from a very young age. Diane was the poster woman for health, until she became ill one day; going from working full time and working on her studies, to the next day not even being able to get out of bed. Being the most capable of the three-other people in my house I assumed responsibility for her care at the age of 14. Interminable doctors' appointments, lab work, hospitals. Finally, 6 months later we had a diagnosis; autoimmune hepatitis, defined by the mayo clinic as inflammation of the liver after the…show more content…
What better school could I aim for than The Kansas University of Medicine? Sure, with a high score on the MCAT, I could get into Harvard or John Hopkins; but my sister is here, she counts on me. KU is a wonderful school full of amazing doctors and teachers, with endless opportunities to excel in my education and career. Having witnessed their excellence on more than one occasion, I couldn’t ask for more estimable people to work beside. Medical school comes with more education, even after graduation, Residency. Doing my residency at KU would consequently give me a small advantage over other perspective residents. Knowing the expectations that they have and being comfortable with the people I will have to spend 7-10 years with after medical school can make it a better experience. I aspire to be an excellent doctor and can only obtain that by working hard beside the
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