Question 1) Why have you chosen to pursue a career in the health care profession?
The reason that I chose to pursue a career in the health care profession comes down to helping people and wanting to work closely with others. In the past, the experience I have had with helping other has been distant. I would help others from Haiti and send them food packages filled with vitamins and nutrients along with other supplies that they may need with an organization called Kids Against Hunger. I took in a great deal each year that I participated in this organization. It became clear that I wanted to help more people closer to home, and that I would get to see the instant reaction.
Also, another contributing factor is my late cousin. My cousin, Derrek, passed away from a rare colon cancer. The reason his death encouraged me into going into heath care boils down to, prior before his death when the family would get together and talk about his situation I would not understand everything. This made me curious to learn more about medical issues, so when we talked in the future I know what we talked about. Also, we looked at the CAT and PET scans to see where the cancer was. To me, it looked fuzzy and I did not know what I was actually supposed to see. So this struck my curiosity even more.
Another thing that stuck with me became whenever my mom and I talked about what I wanted to become when I grew up. I told her that I wanted to work in the medical field somehow, but unsure of what specific field. My mom began telling me of different areas, and we started talking about radiography. She told me that I would be able to work with many different types of people. I really would like to work closely with them because I am a people person. I enjoy talking with others. These different situations all contributed to me choosing radiography for a career. So getting into this program would allow me to pursue this choice of a career.
Question 2) What qualities...