My essay does not have to follow any style, such as APA and staffs as long as it has 12 front. Also does not need to include any reference page since it should be written based on my experience that will be described by me below. It should not be plagiarized from any other sources, it should be written only for me based on my experience. However, writer must check out the website that I included to get an idea about what the DO field is all about and can add some valuable information from the student’s comments as a DO. If you are unclear about anything, please email me, I will get back to you.These are 2 secondary essay questions: 1 page each.
a. What personal qualities do you possess that will make you a successful osteopathic physician?
���� In your own life, which experiences and people have inspired you to become an osteopathic physician?
Following excerpts are taken from main Osteopathic website AACOM. My essay writers can get an idea about what type of personal characteristics they are looking for in a osteopathic physician. Please to answer this question, I want writer to talk about certain characteristics that they are looking for in a osteopathic doctors based on this and may be some other qualities.
Do you want to be the type of physician who sees patients as more than a symptom or disease?
Do you want to be the kind of physician who gets involved in his or her community and who spends time getting to know his or her patients as people?
Are you the kind of person who is compassionate, who enjoys meeting and getting to know a diverse range of people from many different backgrounds and socioeconomic groups?
Are you the kind of person who has solid communication skills and who has a healing touch?
If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, osteopathic medicine may be a good career option for you.
Generally, osteopathic medical schools are looking for a variety of personal qualities in the applicants they admit to their schools and, ultimately, to the osteopathic profession.
Admission to osteopathic medical school is competitive and selective. A person who is well-rounded, has a broad background, demonstrates the qualities listed above, and has demonstrated academic excellence has the best chance for admission to osteopathic medical school.
This is the link where different Do�s talk about their experience: please add info from there based on my experience.
About my experiences (very rough writing):
I had exposure to DO field through 2 person:
my private physician (Family medicine practitioner)
I am shadowing a DO since last April. I first came to know about the field of osteopathic medicine through my private family practice physician. Also, the DO cardiologist whom I shadow told me about the DO field in details and the osteopathic manipulative techniques that he used as an internal medicine residents and sometimes now as a cardiologist. I am the type of person who is compassionate about knowing patients background to find out where the roots of the problem is than just simply prescribing medicine or treating them for a disease. I think compassion is one of the qualities I possess that is needed to be a osteopathic physician. I like to treat people mentally also other than only treating them to eradicate physical symptoms. Through my volunteering experience, I make sure that patient also understand what the root of their problem is and what lifestyle modification techniques are. I spend more time talking with them and I really enjoy doing this. I am involved in patient�s history taking in an internal medicine doctor�s office in which I ask questions with patience and diligence to find out the real cause of their condition. I think, if you know somebody personally and have some normal conversation with them, patient starts feeling comfortable and they start opening up more. If you are friendly enough, they will not hesitate to share certain staffs that they will if you don’t consider asking them. I have good interpersonal communication skill that is important for DO profession. I built interpersonal skills through mentoring college freshman and through my volunteering experience.I have been exposed to patients from different cultural, socio-economic and medical backgrounds and have learned different procedural skills through shadowing and volunteering experience. I found out about the value of knowing patients individually through my shadowing experience. One of obese and diabetic patient who changed her previous doctor and came into our office. When I was asking her about family history and what she thinks might be causing her be obese and diabetic. I wanted her t grow love for herself, her body instead of thinking this is occupied by a disease. She opened up to me saying that her excessive sleeping, hypertension and less of exercise might be the reason why she is in this state. The thing with this patient is that she was educated enough to understand the root of her problem, however, she never got support and inspiration to work on these problems. She saw herself as a junkie, her previous doctor just prescribed medicine to her and was always rushing to get the next patient. I felt good after motivating him to bring some modification to her life style. She was so motivated that she used to come every week to update on her health condition and she lost significant weight and her blood glucose came down to normal within 6 months period. I felt so proud and good to see her happy and I realized after that day spending more time, talking with patients so that they feel important and prioritized is crucial in this field. Since, only DO doctors put more emphasis on treating person as a whole, this is the perfect field for me to be in.
Luckily for me, my private physician was a family medicine practitioner DO. From the first day, I started to like the way she treated me. She took her time to tell me what my problem might be and ask me questions regarding my family history extensively. I had high cholesterol, she explained it to me extensively regarding what change do I have to bring in my life in general from exercising to list of foods which I should eat and I should try to avoid. She said its doable, she had a completely trust on me and the way she talked to me with confidence and patience, I was energized and motivated to bring a change in my life. She explained the risks of having other disease due to this. She used her hands to feel if I was having any pain on my lower abdomen side. During DO shadowing, I observed how my doctor treats his patients while he is on rounds. I think, spending time talking with people and then make a decision is what a being doctor is all about. Since I am from a underserved country myself, I know how important it is to talk to the patients who does not have proper education, does not have money to buy medication, does not have well-established hospital. If one treat them as a diseased person and they just feel embarrassed to meet you and discuss about their condition, we are a failure as a doctor. My experience with my private physician gave me a good understanding of what DO put more emphasis on when they are looking at their patients and then my further exposure to DO field came through my shadowing experience at hospital.
From their website:
Osteopathic physicians (DOs) are fully licensed to prescribe medicine and practice in all specialty areas including surgery. They take a holistic approach to patient care, integrating the patient into the health care process as a partner in achieving a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Osteopathic medicine is a complete system of medical care, and in addition to studying all of the typical subjects you would expect student physicians to master, osteopathic medical students take approximately 200 additional hours of training in osteopathic manipulative medicine. This system of hands-on techniques helps alleviate pain, restores motion, supports the body�s natural functions and influences the body�s structure to help it function more efficiently.