My desire to become a doctor dates back to when I was in elementary school. Although as a young person, I did not quite understand what doctors essentially do. My desire heightened by the sick people I came across. As I grew up, I steadily understood what it entailed being a doctor and that strengthened my desire even more of becoming a doctor. The fact that doctors save lives also forms part of why I want to become a doctor.
When I was eight years old, my grandfather suffered from cancer. This resulted to my mum making endless trips to the hospital to visit him. Occasionally, she would take me along, and the condition my grandfather was in, mortified me. He always seemed to be in too much pain and as I was young and eager to learn more, I asked a lot of questions as to why my grandfather was under going too much pain. My mum always tried to encourage me by telling me that the doctors will make sure that my grand dad pulls through his sickness. This gave me some sense of hope made me believe that doctors always saved life. That is when my dream of becoming a doctor started as I was pestering my mother with many questions concerning being a doctor.
In addition to my grand dad's sickness, I also experienced a fatal road accident which also made me want to become a doctor. The accident involved a saloon car and a cyclist. It happened one evening while I was walking home from school. Suddenly, I heard screeching sounds of a car tyre and before I turned around to look there was a loud sound, and the next thing I saw was a lifeless body of a mid aged man behind me. The car then, speed away quickly while we tried to administer first aid to the victim, but it was unfortunate as he had crushed his skull caused by the impact he landed with on the road. This made me feel I want to become a doctor, so I can help people that are injured and sick.
Secondly, as I advanced in my education and did some wide reading, I came across a book entitled "Treatment Kind and fair: Letters to a young Doctor". The book written by Perri Klass is inspirational, and boosted me as Perri mastered her art of mentorship in this book. In the book, the author addresses several issues concerning the life of a doctor and also tries to explore the lives of those that matter to the doctor. It is a first-hand experience to any person who wishes to become a doctor as it prepares one psychologically on doctor related issues. In addition, the book explores the judgments made by doctors while performing their duties. This gave me an insight of how I can easily tackle some questions related to situations needing quick decisions. The issue of death is also a great deal to doctors and this book handles the topic well. It explains to those aspiring to become doctors how to deal with death in case it occurs to a patient you were treating. The book made me feel like I am already practicing as a doctor as it gave light to my inner vision.
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Thirdly, I want to become a doctor to be able to help people who are less fortunate in society and those born with deformities. This reason inspired by the plight of people who live in third-world countries and can not be able to afford enough funds to seek quality medical care. In addition, many people in these countries are usually afflicted with natural disasters, which result to, the spread of diseases. Those affected most in such situations are women and small children, and my love and compassion for them makes me want to become a doctor so that I might be able to help them. In third-world countries again, we have children born with deformities such as the cleft lip. Many kids born with this deformity can under go surgery but because their parents lack enough funds to support them, so they spend the rest of their life that way. I believe in being courteous to fellow human beings, and since God wants us to love and care for one another, I want to become a doctor so as I can make people with such deformity have a great smile again.
In conclusion, I can attribute much of my wanting to become a doctor to the experiences I encountered while young but also the wide reading I did as I advanced in my education also inspired me. Doctors are meant to be selfless to be, in a position to serve people without being greedy for money as it is a form of giving back to society.
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