Why do you want to be a doctor?

Monochromatic Me

It took me approximately four months to complete my personal statement for medical school. During that time I wrote and scrapped, drafted and typed. “Why do you want to become a doctor?” Simple enough question, yet, it was one I couldn’t answer. I knew that I wanted the fulfillment of working, caring for patients, assisting them back to health, while still being able to meet my financial demands. I felt that my reasons were easy to explain, however when the time came to put pen to paper, I was stuck. I just couldn’t get my thoughts out.

Today, three weeks after completing my personal statement, I have now figured it out. Last night as I was leaving the hospital I saw one of my patients. I usually don’t remember them all, yet he was on the unit for 2 months  and sometimes I wondered why he wouldn’t leave. There was a point while he was in hospital…

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