WHY I WANT TO STUDY MEDICINE AND SURGERY
From an early age I have being fascinated by the workings of life. The human body is a remarkable machine with many diverse systems producing an organism that could never be artificially be reproduced. My love of science is just one of my reasons for choosing medicine. Medicine is an ever challenging field, I enjoy a challenge particularly towards a rewarding objective and although medicine is a tough career, it can be enormously gratifying, highlighted by the doctors I have spoken to on a personal level. I have not always wanted to be a physician like many people who apply to medical school; instead my decision to enter medicine has been the culmination of experience and self discovery.
I have lived with allergic asthma for several years and this has changed my life in almost every aspect and was the beginning of the path that has led me towards medicine. It was hard for me to deal with the allergic asthma and even harder to learn my body’s limitations. Every waking moment was a reminder that I was ill and there were preventive measures and medications. By this point in my life I had considered going into medicine. I knew that I would be better at these things for having suffered them.
My aspiration for a medical degree can be seen from my love of science, which is reflected in my choice of O-levels. Good time management skills, self-motivation and ability to cope under pressure are essential for success in these subjects. Maths and physics has improved my problem solving and critical thinking skills, allowing me to apply what I have learnt to everyday situations. Chemistry and biology have furthered my interests in medicine and helped me to improve my analytical skills. The qualities acquired from studying these subjects, I believe, are crucial for any good doctor.
I am pleased to have achieved a great balance between my studies and social,...