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“Through this field, I am able to work as people’s health care professional, but also as their friend.”
Reston, VA
I like how we are all connected and have similar anatomy, but our genes and habits make us individuals. Also, I love working with people as I am people person.

I just live for the moments where I can touch people’s lives and help them survive. Human connections are so important, and I always stress this in my work.

Besides working professionally in medicine, I have also done lots of volunteer work. Volunteer work is something I am extremely passionate about. It has shaped me into the person I am today, and I really enjoy helping people physically and emotionally.

As for what made me go into medicine, I always considered working in the field. My two grandfathers were in the field, and that definitely inspired me.

Growing up, I constantly volunteered and helped people. However, it wasn’t until I was completing a medical internship in Ghana where I realized the extent of my passion.

During this experience, I saw so many heartbreaking things. I saw people dying from infectious diseases, people starving, and people suffering from poverty.

After completing this volunteer trip, I felt truly changed. After this experience is when I knew that helping others through medicine was what I was meant to do.

The other great thing about medicine and helping others is that I can express myself through this passion. I’ve always been a very friendly and kind person who loves to put a smile on people’s faces.

Through this field, I am able to work as people’s health care professional, but also as their friend. I am able to hold their hand when they cry or find out bad news about their health conditions. I’m also there to lend an ear and try to put a smile on their face.

I really enjoy doing what I do. Throughout the years, the root of my passion has been helping others. Being able to be that hope for people is what I aspire to do for the rest of my life!