Is such profession as doctor hard?
I understand that becoming a doctor is hard work, but It is a challenge I am willing to take up particularly towards a rewarding objective. I graduated from the University of Aberystwyth with an upper second class honours degree in Biochemistry in 2017. Since leaving University, I have concluded that a career in medicine will provide me with the life-long personal and intellectual challenges that I am seeking, while allowing me to use my analytical, scientific and communication skills in a caring capacity.
I am currently working full time as an auxiliary nurse at the Aberdeen royal infirmary hospital, where I support nurses with the needs of elderly patients. My role involves communicating with patient, relatives and carers, assisting with clinical duties, observing, monitoring and recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight as well as other basic practical needs. Taking care of patients suffering from a wide range of ailments, from mental illness to physical injuries, has given me a greater appreciation of the emotional and physical demands of caring for sick and vulnerable people. I saw the importance of sympathetic, clear and effective communication with the patients, many of whom find it difficult to hear, speak or understand language and have learned to adapt the way I communicate accordingly. Witnessing first-hand the challenges and strain on the staff at their inability to do more, both on a personal and professional level has given me an appreciation of the degree of commitment and dedication required to be a successful medical practitioner.