Heart Passion

The life of a doctor has its own charm and commitment. I am really fascinated by both these aspects. It gives me the motivation to step ahead and achieve my career goal of becoming a cardiac surgeon. I want to be a cardiologist because doing something that you love is like a dream to me! People might think working on hearts is weird but to each their own. I have a class mate who’s dad was so fascinated with trees that he just started up his own successful tree service company that’s helping her pay for med school! Ya, I’m definitely not a tree hugger but I truly respect when people just follow their dreams and don’t care what others think! Cardiology is not just a profession, it’s actually passion for me. And passion has no limits. So I put in all my efforts to achieving this passion!

Mended Heart In Hands

Cardiologists deal with the patients under critical care. They act as true life savers to them and strive to improve their quality of life. Entrusted with the lives of his patients, a true cardiologist has faith in professionalism, ethics and humanism. They also stay abreast to all the latest technology. All their efforts are related to saving their patients.

It’s not easy to become a cardiologist. The preparation comprised of sleepless nights and long study hours with no breaks. I had to get a good grade in each of the subjects. Because the highest graders only got the option to get enrolled in medicine and the competition gets tighter as the level increases to specialization.

So a high degree of resolve and courage is required to achieve this difficult goal. But with determination and the utmost efforts, everything is possible. All roads leading to success, need to pass through hard work at some point. I believed in this saying and never gave up all my hard work. Toiling through all odds, I am going through this journey with a hope that one day, I will get what I want.

It was hard to imagine being a doctor. But when the reality of hard work and its implications dawned upon me, I was sure that my dreams are going to come true. So stop doubting yourself, work hard and make things happen. Don’t wait and think that everything will come to your doorstep. Do something to achieve something!

What It Takes to Be a Cardiologist

To be a cardiologist you must have received extra training after graduating from the medical school. The medical school education isn`t enough. Once you are done you have to complete a residency this is to certify you in internal medicine. You can then complete a fellowship in cardiology. This is a profession that not only needs dedication but your time too. In case you don`t mind spending three years in completing residency and some more three years for fellowship, bearing in mind that this is after you`ve spent a number of years in medical school. Then you must be a good candidate for this profession. But if you think that this is too much to ask for then you can back off.

Every field has duties and responsibility. Now that Cardiology is my area of specialization I can`t wait to indulge myself in all activities regarding this profession. Though you may not like it, it overwhelms me when this idea of catering for patients with heart problems clicks my mind. I don`t mind telling you what excites me most in this particular field. This is exactly what is expected of me once I become a Cardiologist;

Duties Of A Cardiologist

  • Ordering tests

Before any treatment plan is decided upon a cardiologist has to ask the patient to undergo some tests. For instance I may want to know how a patient performs under physical activity in that case the patient will undergo a stress test measures. At times the structure of the heart may be needed and the effectiveness of its functionality written down. X-rays may be needed alongside blood test. With all these tests one would be in a better position to devise an accurate treatment plan.

  • Interpreting the tests

Once a patient undergoes all the required tests. From the knowledge acquired all these learning years I can comfortably interpret the tests and arrive at the cause of the problem. This enhance the correct treatment to the victim.

  • Cross examining the patients

There are diverse diseases in the world. To avoid treating the wrong disease a cardiologist has to examine you. This is to verify that you are suffering a cardiovascular condition. It is only after this that you can be allowed to start with treatment right away.

  • Performing invasive procedures

You don`t expect a cardiologist to perform surgery. But a cardiac surgeon can do this perfectly well. Though there are a few who perform the invasive procedures. But this happens only on rare occasions. You can be sure that I won`t rest until I practically perform the above duties.

Life is Not Easy

Life is not as easy as it looks. Well for some it might be, if you are a Kardashian…but this is not my case. I was born a cardiac patient, with a hole in the hear. Yes, it was difficult to accept that  and face it at the same time. Appalling it was, to see kids of my age playing energetically and enjoying life. But I was the one, who sat lonely during the breaks at school, staring at the kids playing their favorite games. This somehow hurts me up till now. But no, I got over this all. I made the determination to stay strong and face all these odds. These were the odds that were heavily pushing me from doing anything positive in life. People used to make fun of me as I couldn’t play any activity. I became exhausted due to my cardiac disorder and my breathing would become irregular while my heart rate increased dangerously.

I didn’t want to face this dejected situation throughout my life. I wanted to amaze the world with my strong will power and enthusiasm to grow strong and powerful. From the very start, realizing my own pains I dreamed to become a cardiac surgeon one day and help all the hearts in pain anywhere in the world. I wanted not only my hole but the entire holes of all cardiac patients to be filled with joy and happiness. Dreams are dreams, but hard work and strong motivation makes them come true. I started working hard from the school, took biology and started excelling in it. Afterwards, in college I also chose pre medical subjects. Grades that came were the right reflection of my persistence. So never underestimate the power of persistence. It acts as the precise tool to achieve success in each and every stage of life.

After college, I prepared very hard for my admission test to medical school. The time before my result came, was full of confusion and fright. Confusion was there because it was fickle whether I would get admission or not as thousands of students had applied for the same school. And fright because not achieving this goal was like an end to my life. But I got successful and was admitted to the top ranking medical school in my country. Now after completing my four years of medical school, I am ready for a five year residency following a specialization in cardiology. I know it’s a long way to go but there are no short cuts to be on the top.

Heart Surgeon Dreams

Heart surgeon, yes, this was what I wanted to become right from the start. My passion for medical sciences didn’t fade at any point in my life. The constant struggle was always present. I had to study hard day and night, miss parties and family events during the long study hours. I was ready to leave these things apart however, focusing just on my dreams.

Biology was my love. I took pre medical subjects in my college and today and now have gained admission to  one of the most reputed medical colleges in the country. I am waiting very eagerly for the day when this dream will come true. The dream of saving all the patients dying from heart diseases, to give them hope and strength to live through my education and experience.

Although, I am aware that the journey ahead is very long and tiring but with persistence and determination I will be able to achieve my goals. After four years of medical school, there is a five year surgery residency which I need to complete. But this is not the end, I have to further complete a 2-3 year fellowship in cardiac surgeries and then I will be, where I want to be.

Growing up in a family where education is not valued much, makes this whole journey a bit more complex and daunting. But as it is said, everything is possible in this impossible world. So, I am ready to face all the odds with my passion for becoming a cardiac surgeon!

It is said that believe you can and you are half way there. And I have started believing since then. This belief is my motivation to work hard at all times and succeed. It is very exciting for me to visit the hospital and go to the cardiac section, where I imagine myself at some day of my life. Every time I visit these hospitals, the courage to beat the diseases and achieve my goals gets higher and higher.

As for an advice to others, I just want to say that it takes time to grow up and become who you really are. Stop believing in others, identify your own strengths. After identification, possess a will power to achieve them. By doing so, you will reach the heights of success in each and every stage of life.

Shelton Here!

Surgeon at the operation room. Medical series

Hey guys, my name is Shelton and I figured I give you guys a little brief insight on what life is like through a pre – med students eyes. Ya, I ‘m not exactly a brainiac and all but I love everything medicine related! This blog will give you future medical students a little breakdown on what to expect and what it’s going to take to get in to medical school. Trust me, I have been learning the hard way but I have also been able to overcome some obstacles along the way and just want to pay it forward if I may? I’ll be hitting you guys up here soon and welcome any of your feedback!