If I break it down to an elementary level, one of my favorite things in life is the satisfaction that comes with learning a concept and using that knowledge to solve a problem. For example, on a road trip, in the instance of a flat tire, there is a wonderful feeling that comes with being the one person who has experience in righting such matters. Perhaps it’s that same feeling that inspired my desire to pursue a career as a doctor of medicine.
As a doctor, I would be making a living seeking knowledge, studying theories, and applying learned skills. You’ve broken your leg? I know how to fix that. You’ve run a fever? I know how to fix that. I’ve seen it before, I’ve studied it, and I know how to fix that.
The process behind becoming a doctor is a series of similar step. At an undergraduate level, the field of chemistry is studied so that prescription medication can be administered properly. Human anatomy is examined so that diagnoses can be expressed intelligently and specifically. In medical school, a hands on approach is implemented, providing experience to hone newly acquired skills. During a residency, long hours are spent repeating those skills. As a result, procedures can be performed with deftness and efficiency. From this hard work emerge skills with the power to change the world thousands of times over. The world is a different place for everyone, and by saving a life, an entire world is spared.