Medicine

Medicine

If I could summarize my passion for medicine in a short phrase, it’s this: It’s all about people.

“There is a sacred trust that is foundational in the relationship between physicians and patients. It is not a trust built only upon the competency of the physician, but also on the concern the physician demonstrates for the welfare of the patient. Physicians do not operate in a laboratory-like vacuum. Rather, the patients they see come from different backgrounds and situations, often with needs that are both physical and emotional in nature. While a physician’s primary concern should be the physical health of the patient, he or she is also at times best positioned to provide emotional, psychological, or even spiritual care in the midst of tragic and difficult circumstances…

“This is what really drew me to medicine. The medical field is much more than prescriptions and pills. Medicine has the potential to communicate compassion and love to those in need, and patients look to their physicians for both medical expertise and genuine care… Particularly, I would like to work with underprivileged and vulnerable populations both here in the United States and abroad. The experiences I have had working with such communities have by far been the most fulfilling in my journey towards developing a calling for medicine. For many in such circumstances, there is a longing for something greater than mere relief from physical ailments. Many are desperately seeking assurance, hope, love, and encouragement, longing to know that they are of worth and that someone cares for them. Medicine is a way through which I would like to be able to communicate God’s love to those who need to experience it the most.”