Even though physician assistants constitute a minute part of the workforce involved in healthcare, their distinctive roles in this industry are expanding with a rapidly constant speed. It has always been my aspiration to become a refined and flexible professional in the world of medicine who is capable of functioning in several specialty areas and in various practice arrangements. However, I consider that my hard work and determination along with the acquirement of proper training and fundamental education are the key characteristics that would facilitate me in becoming a sophisticated physician assistant. At the same time, it needs to be stated here that my life experiences and lessons learnt have instigated this passion and my inclination of becoming a PA in future is not sparked by a random thought or course syllabus.
If the truth is told, my concern and empathy to cure and care for the sick dates back to the days when my father made the life-changing decision of selling his assets for immigrating to the United States of America. As one could expect, this ostentatious and extravagant pursuit of the American dream by my father brought considerable challenges to the family. Nevertheless, I take pride in the fact that the intimacy, confidence, and understanding that my family shared in a one-bedroom apartment brought much hope concerning an illuminating future. The reminiscence of my childhood years makes me remember that it was the initial phase of my life whereby my father taught me that aiding and helping less fortunate people is a blessing itself.
During my adolescent years, my grandfather’s teachings concerning the benefits of medicinal therapies sparked my passion to become a PA. It was the same time when I realized that becoming a physician assistant would, in fact, be a service to all without any discrimination. It still saddens me to think of the time when my grandfather was diagnosed with liver cancer. The feeling of losing the man who raised me exceedingly overwhelmed me. In fact, the mention of lung cancer greatly filled me with penitence and anger. If the truth is told, I felt like a meager, helpless onlooker who was unable to ease his hero’s suffering. I also remember how the effects of the disease began to take a toll on his health. Unfortunately, he lost the battle and lung cancer won by taking the life of my beloved grandfather. Nevertheless, the loss and the throbbing ache awakened in me a lasting motivation for my future as a physical assistant. I vowed to my grandfather that I would do everything required to become a physician assistant to aid the sufferers. This vow further solidified when I completed my Biological Sciences major from University of California, Irvine.
I am currently rendering services as a Medical Assistant at Dr. Song’s Medical Office whereby I execute a number of duties as a full-time assistant to a revered ophthalmologist. My current responsibilities include preparation of patients’ files, and charts’ organization. My major experiences involve working with various grand insurances such as Medicare and Medicaid. Prior to that, I also gained valuable 2+ years’ experience as a Medical Assistant at Dr. Yu’s Medical Office. This job helped me sharpen my communication and writing skills through provision of assistance to a pediatrician. I also possess priceless experience as a Corps Member, Social Skills Provider, and Science Teacher. My professional experiences also involve working with a number of doctors, researchers, and professors whose camaraderie has further ignited my passion to pursue the career I love most.
I consider it imperative to state that as a student, I did not have the required self-discipline. Therefore, I failed in prioritizing my time properly. Similarly, I lacked the determination and energy to achieve academic successfulness. Nevertheless, those struggles compelled me to confront my weaknesses and elevate myself out of the difficulties. I decided to take full responsibility of my dilemma after returning to the U.S. and enrolling at UCLA extension. My renewed enthusiasm helped me in the achievement of better grades at UCLA.
Furthermore, my success granted me the confidence to develop most of the skills needed to become a successful physician assistant such as outstanding observation, excellent communication skills, as well as exceptional sensory and motor skills. Furthermore, I am adequately strong to respond to a number of severe medical circumstances. The amalgamations of all my life experiences and lessons have made me anticipate attending a physician assistant school as excellent as yours with a single purpose i.e. to specialize in pediatrics par excellence. Considering my compassion for the physically-unwell people, academic acquirements, and professional experiences, I believe I am capable of fulfilling my utmost desire to become a physician assistant.