As kids we are asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The answers vary from fire fighter to lawyer to fashion designer. Fortunately, I’ve known that I’ve wanted to give back to the world since I was 10 years old. At this age, my father was in need of serious heart surgery, and instead of being the concerned daughter, I was a rather curious one. Some see a hospital being a closed, trapped space, but I see a place that brings chance and life. For years, I’ve dreamed of being a doctor, but not just any doctor; a cardiac surgeon. The heart is an intriguing organ that does wonders for the human body. With that being said, I want my job and life as a doctor to reflect this amazing organ.
I see the medical world as such a beautiful, advanced place that helps change the lives of many. I want to give back my knowledge and experience to people, but I also want to prove to myself that I am capable of doing so. A wise MD once told me, “Let’s be honest, a story is a story and there will always be one to tell, so be sure to make yours legendary.” This has stuck with me since, and helps remind me that there are doctors all over the world making differences in someone’s life, but I don’t want to just make a difference, I want to make an IMPACT.