I would be an asset to medical school because I believe that I have the necessary skills, the right attitude, and the necessary understanding of the medical profession which would enable me to become a highly competent doctor someday. However, more than the knowledge, skills, attitude, it is my many experiences in life which I believe is the key for me to become a valuable asset to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
My inclination towards medicine basically began in high school where I was involved in a volunteer medical mission in a highly impoverished area, which had difficulty accessing hospitals since its location was isolated from major cities.
Although, being a student, I was only assigned to assist the doctors and other medical personnel who were with us, nothing could equal the joy and satisfaction I felt when I saw the smile on the face of an old woman after one of the doctors gave her a free check up to diagnose her illness which was later identified as pneumonia.
Basically, this experience made me realize that I wanted to have a career in the medical field as I would be able to help a lot of people in need. In addition, my experience in the medical mission made me realize that I had a way better life than the people I met there so it is my job to help them. In this regard, I believe that there would be no better way to help these kinds of people than to enter the medical profession where I can use my talents in a way that would greatly benefit society.
More importantly, the life changing experienced I had made me appreciate more the true value of life itself. Personally, I believe that for any doctor to effectively preserve and improve the condition of a life, he or she must know the how to value life first. My passion for medicine grew even more when I was in college as I continued my participation in medically-oriented activities. Furthermore, I met a lot of people from different cultures and people from different walks of life.
As a result, I was able to develop my interpersonal skills which I believe are crucial skills that a doctor must possess in order for him or her to be able to become efficient in dealing with patients. In addition, I believe that my attitude is very much in line with the medical profession as I am basically a service-oriented person. For me, more than the salary, the fame, and the prestige, it is essential for any doctor to place the patient’s needs first above his or her needs.
By doing so, not only is the doctor able to help people in need, but he or she also significantly contributes to the medical profession as he or she provides the best medical services possible with little. Moreover, although it is no secret that the study of medicine entails an enormous amount responsibility and hard work, I believe that it is my passion and my dedication to the craft that would enable to survive the grueling years ahead if I am accepted in the Royal College of Surgeons.
In short, I believe that my years of experience dealing with people in need, my selfless attitude, and most of all, my desire to help preserve and improve the condition of the people in need would allow me to become a vital asset to the Royal College of Surgeons, where I believe I would be trained by the best instructors to become a highly efficient and well-rounded doctor someday. If I am blessed and fortunate enough to be accepted in the Royal College of Surgeons, I believe I would no doubt grow into a highly-competent professional and subsequently contribute not only to the school but also to the medical profession itself.