My Goals As a Professional in Both The Country I Intend To Practice and the Developing Countries
I am very passionate about medicine partly because I grew up in a similar environment for twenty one years. My mother and grandfather practice Medicine back at home. Owing to the principle of nature that we are what we repeatedly do, I got into the habit of always working with and helping the sick at a tender age.
But to exalt my family for the passion without acknowledging the experiences that have shaped me would be like noticing the beauty of the rain but failing to realize that it has enriched the soil. I remember vividly some time back the friendship and laughter I shared with one Francisca-a 14 year old girl in a high school with children suffering from cerebral palsy, but today as I speak, she is no more.
I also remember the good old days when my grandfather-one that I love so much, was healthy, energetic, and full of life, but today as days go by, he gradually becomes weak, exhausted and uncertain of what life has in store for him. He suffers from COPD; a disease that takes your life over time. It weakens the functioning of your lungs with years until one resort s to using different oxygen masks to breath through.
These few but life changing experiences fueled my drive to help people in similar or even worse situations. My purpose of seeking for this sponsorship therefore is to enable me attain the academic requirements and skills that cut across the board.
It is also on the basis of the fact that United States is far ahead with technological advancement, a good market place for doctors and hospitals which constitute a good market base for enrichment of knowledge and skill.
Besides this, I intend to practice in United States with the view of contributing to the social and economic development by helping the needy access medical care easily and disseminate information.
As established by various researches, America is rated as one of the poor providers of medical care as compared to other developed states. This is because health care in the States is governed by the free market mechanism where the self interests of individuals health wise is directed by supply and demand principle. This in my view depicts that the health care system in the United States to be more of a private affair where the government plays a minimal role through government assistance programs.
This in my view is not sufficient. As a result, millions of Americans are missing out on good health care thus lowering their life expectancy, standard of living, leverage and so on. It is noteworthy that health care is one of the fundamental rights envisioned in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the American Constitution- “every one is entitled to equal opportunity” (Dolores la Guardia and Guth, P. H. (2000)., thus the issue should take prominence in government’s budgetary allocation.
In view of this therefore, my purpose and goal therefore while practicing in America would be to assist in bridging the disparity by offering free consultative services and dissemination of information regarding good health care practices in schools, hospitals and organizations to enhance the living standards as well as reduction of costs with regard to medical expenses.
I am certain that with the exposure in St George’s medical school would give me a wide range of experience that cuts across the board if given a chance.
In agreement with the foregoing, I will strive to work in close connection with developing countries to help eradicate epidemiological diseases through facilitating contacts to ensure that sharing of information, skills and experience is possible. While dealing with the above consideration will be made on social ,political, economic and technical situation of the developing countries.
The purpose of my undertaking would be with the aim of phasing out the deployment of expatriates and replacing it with partnership model so as reduce medical costs.
I feel strongly that by focusing on the above issues, I will be making my contribution to humanity and giving back to the society. I therefore request that you consider my application for a sponsorship as this will go a long way in assisting me to realize my professional objectives of making the world a better place.
Dolores la Guardia and Guth, P. H. (2000). American Voices, Culture and Community.
Toronto. Mayfield Publishing Co.