GoalsMy goal as a healthcare provider is to provide the highest quality care possible to the most people I can. I want to bring back the patient-provider relationship in a way that supersedes taking histories and talking about their chief complaint. Patients should be able to go to their healthcare provider and expect true, honest, and unbiased answers in a compassionate manner. In my personal life, I want to become a nurse practitioner helping underserved populations receive health care in my spare time. The most rewarding part of healthcare for me is seeing people live to their full potential, regardless of their own means. I always pride myself on learning more all the time, which is why I intend on also attaining a PhD after many years of practice to help understand the dynamics of the healthcare team and how our healthcare system can better serve its patrons (our friends and families).
TalentsMy most important talent in my opinion is my ability to adapt and learn new things on the fly. This trait has evolved over my time in school and has helped me immensely thus far. I believe that this trait, along with my positive attitude and demeanor help make things around me more enjoyable for everyone.
StressStress is one of those things that can either ruin a person or cause them to do more than they ever imagined possible. When I first started college, I was completely overwhelmed and stressed out with all the new responsibilities of just being on my own. As I matured, I learned that this stress meant I was pushing myself to my limit, and making my limit just a little farther every time this happened. I now know that my limit is whatever I want it to be, and that stress just means that I need to devote myself to my goals in order to become a better person and a more effective learner and worker.
Self-DirectedReading is a mainstay of education, although it seems to be falling through the cracks as social media seems to be taking over our everyday lives. If I find a topic of interest, or know there is something I need to become more educated about, I try to read as much about it as possible. My curiosity helps this drive along, and before too long, I have delved farther and farther into the original material and am eons past the minimal knowledge I originally needed to learn.