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Conquering the Competition

May 10, 2012
By mcmeyer28 SILVER, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
mcmeyer28 SILVER, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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When I tell people I want to be a doctor, they usually say something like “oh, how wonderful!” or, “that’s really neat!”. But oftentimes they give me a look that plainly says, “you’re crazy.” Why would they think I’m crazy? Because medical school is one of, if not the most difficult challenges on the face of the Earth. It challenges you mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is tougher than tough, and it’s also extremely hard to even get into.

So what sets me apart from the other thousands of young adults who are going to apply for medical school? My ability to be the best. I might sound very conceited, but that is the kind of determination needed to get into and through medical school. I am the best because I have a steely determination. Of course, all the competition has that as well. But I am willing to give up anything and everything to achieve my goal.

I am willing to give up friends, relationships, an easy way of life. I will even give up sleep, happiness, and sometimes food. I am not kidding around here. There is only one way to get to medical school, and that is to constantly move forward and be the best. There is only one way to get through medical school once I’m in, and that’s to army crawl through hell (figuratively speaking, of course).

I am a nice and compassionate person, which will make me a good doctor. But at the same time, I can get the job done. I can be merciless to my competition, and I intend to do just that. It may be against my personality. But I’ll do anything to achieve that ultimate goal of being a doctor.

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Job Nathan said...
on May. 30 2012 at 11:43 pm

I'm facinated by your essay. Pretty good! keep it up with your goal.


ben90 said...
on May. 21 2012 at 7:51 am
Yes sweety,thats really took the right steps.Friends will give you no good but rather help you mess up your perfect life.I wish you all the best in your school and hope you achieve all you've wanted by the will of the Almighty God