Nearly every member of my own family was later diagnosed with a variety of different diseases, including a personal bout with lung cancer, with each health crisis directly linked with gas warfare. I can remember being eight years old, watching my family suffer with health crises, but being unable to do anything to help as I witnessed cherished family members pass away. It was at this defining moment that medicine became the cornerstone of my career ambitions, both to improve the health care system in my native country and to give me the skills necessary to make a difference in promoting better health through medicine domestically and internationally.
I believe the role of a competent and qualified doctor is not only the treatment of patients, but also being able to identify with their sociological and psychological needs in a way that is meaningful during times of frustration or anxiety created by health crises. I have always had a moderate empathetic personality which has helped me to develop better communications practices and equipped me for dealing with diverse demographics. Because the medical field seems to require dynamic, interpersonal-focused leaders in order to enhance practice and satisfy diverse patient beliefs and values, I have always felt that my personality is well-suited for medicine and could serve to make a tremendous difference in the lives of people both domestically and around the world. Though I realise that a competent physician must maintain a professional distance from patients, I genuinely believe that a doctor should also have considerable skills in relation to cultural beliefs and the changing social dynamic in order to be an effective medical practitioner.
Research conducted into different types of medical professions led me to be most interested in Osteopathic medicine, involving an approach to