My Motivation Towards Becoming a PA: Personal Statement Admission Essay

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Physician Assistant Program Narrative

Personal Statement: My Motivation towards Becoming a PA

We all have dreams and aspirations. As a young child, my dream was to become a chef. When asked why I wanted to become a chef, my answer was always consistent; "I wanted to delight people by preparing them delicious dishes." As I grew up, I became more informed and my view of the world became clearer -- and it was then that I realized that deep inside, I wanted to end up in a profession that impacted positively on the lives of others. A profession that brought delight to those I interacted with. Then, something happened that completely convinced me that I would most comfortably serve in any of the helping professions. A couple of months after my 10th birthday, my younger brother got bitten by a dog in his face -- right below his left eye. I vividly remember seeing a lot of blood oozing from his face. I also clearly remember, like it was just the other day, racing him to the ER (in the company of my parents) and watching as health professionals attended to him. To cut the long story short, I was fascinated with the level of efficiency, skill, and finesse exhibited by the medical staff. I would say my resolve to join the helping professions, specifically the medical profession as a physician or physician assistant, was born out of this experience.

To tell you a little bit about myself, in addition to being hardworking, I am also a focused individual who sets goals and stops at nothing to accomplish the said goals. Indeed, I have worked extremely hard to get to the point I am currently at. Once I realized that I risked seeing my dreams fly away, I gave my all and improved my GPA from 1.0 to the presidents list. As I have also pointed out in my resume, I am a holder of a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas, Denton - with a major in…

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