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How did you become interested in the field ?


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Carly’s Answer

When I was very young I looked up to my Pediatrician and the Nurses. I noticed that he could heal me. No one in my family was in the medical field. I always was drawn to it. I wanted to help people with their health. I felt as though the medical field has always been a calling for me. I enjoy what I do.


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Dr. Akansha’s Answer

I always wanted to know the reason behind person's behavior. What causes them feel uncomfortable. Physically they look good and healthy but mentally they are not. So I decided to study Psychology to help people live stress free life and make them feel good. I believe if you feel good , you do good in other areas of your life too.


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Frances’s Answer

I wanted to be help people heal. I had family members who are physicians and nurses so I had exposure early on. Also, I had an old-time pediatrician who was part of my community for over forty years whom I was fond of!


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Bonnie’s Answer

Quite by accident. I didn't really know what I wanted to do. I had no clue. Then one day I got the local Junior College catalog in the mail and I was thumbing through it. I left it out on the counter and my mom picked it up and she told me I had better pick something, soon, LOL. So we talked about the many things listed and Medical Laboratory Technician was a choice. I asked her what they did. She said they help the doctor determine what is wrong with the patient by performing blood tests. For some reason, that stood up in my mind. I started looking into it as a career, what I would be doing, and how to go to school for it. Once I started researching, I fell in love with it. I knew that is what I was supposed to do. It involves research, an analytical mind and being an integral part of healthcare. I like helping people , but I had no desire to go in and touch or take care of patients. I like the science and analytical thinking part of Health Care. Keep reading and searching. College catalogs are great because you should get a snapshot of what's involved academically and professionaly. Take some tests online to see what your personality and interests are. Then pick something. Don't be concerned about what others think. You will find yourself pressing forward and working to earn it. Then you will know it's a right choice for you. And your parents will be happier, too.


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Richard’s Answer

I chose to become a physician because I have many family members who are physicians and it looked like a field in which I find job satisfaction. However, I did not truly become passionate about the field of medicine until my third year of medical school during clinical rotations. That was the first time I saw an image guided procedure. I was fascinated by the intersection between medical imaging and treatment. I decided that I wanted to become an interventional radiologist. Now I get to perform image guided procedures every day including angiograms, TIPS, radioembolization of tumors with Y-90, and thermal ablation of tumors.

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Keana’s Answer

That's a great question. I had supervisory experience and my job of 8 years closed down. I began search for leadership positions and found one at a major health care company. I was a Team Leader for 2.5 years and began seeking other opportunities within the organization. I moved to a provider communications developer position for maybe a year and a half and later transitioned to my current role as Supervisor, Communications for Group Development. I was looking for something different but defined.

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