Above all, I look forward to using these approaches to keep the person beneath my patients in focus at each stage of my medical training, as I begin the task of translating complex basic science into excellent clinical care.
___ REVIEW In her essay for medical school, Morgan pitches herself as a future physician with an interdisciplinary approach, given her appreciation of how the humanities can enable her to better understand her patients.
We began writing together in our free time, trying to better understand ourselves by putting a pen to paper and attempting to paint a picture with words.
I felt my style shift over time as I grappled with challenges that seemed to defy language.
Furthermore, it is important to note that Morgan’s essay does not repeat anything in-depth that would otherwise be on her resume.
She makes a reference to her work in care team meetings through a clinical bioethics internship, but does not focus on this because there are other places on her application where this internship can be discussed.
The surgeon's care to remove the tumour, ensuring minimal damage to surrounding healthy brain and his commitment to achieve the best outcome for the patient was inspiring.
The chance to have such a positive impact on a patient has motivated me to seek out a career in Medicine.
In working with an interdisciplinary team of ethics consultants, I have learned by doing by participating in care team meetings, synthesizing discussions and paths forward in patient charts, and contributing to an ongoing legislative debate addressing the challenges of end of life care.
I have also seen the ways ineffective intra-team communication and inter-personal conflicts of beliefs can compromise patient care.