Welcome to the Medic Journey and thanks for taking your time to get to know me! I’m currently an undergraduate student studying a bachelor of science degree with a major in biochemistry. My ultimate goal is to go to medical school and to become a physician. In my spare time, I love to write and sharing my thoughts on study tips, travels, arts & literature, and overall my journey to go to medical school. I grew up in cold Manitoba, Canada where I currently go to school.
What made you want to pursue medicine?
Since I was young I never thought that I would ever become a doctor. However, all that changed when I was admitted to the hospital for acute low back pain. Within the confinements of the hospital bed, I was vulnerable and in pain. I never felt so helpless and just wanted to get back to normal and not be in the hospital. I did not know what was wrong, but I came up with some scary self-diagnosis (note to self, do not actually self-diagnose yourself) like aortic aneurysms, spinal herniation, kidney stones, etc. All these thoughts were racing through my head and I really felt scared.
I never really had too much exposure to doctors (besides my family physician), but the ER resident at the hospital assured me that I will be fine. Within a few days, he was right. My health improved and I started to get better. Before I was discharged, I saw him again and he wished me luck and a farewell and it was at this moment that I knew I wanted to be like him. I wanted to have a career in medicine where I can take the pain away. I wanted to improve other peoples’ health and quality of life so that they can go back to do anything they want in life. Although that I learned it the hard way, I learned about the fragility life, that no one is going to be healthy all the time, and that everyone is subjected to disease, pain, and death. But, in the midst of all of this, I know that the doctors will be there and I plan to be one of them.