Reflecting in this Holiday Season

Reflecting in this Holiday Season

I run to the attaining of knowledge as I enter Barnes and Noble. I find myself gravitating to the Medical Section with its anatomical diagrams and patient medical trials. I am inspired to learn more, discover more, and grow more in how the human body adapts to stimuli. I feel like I go through phases where so many questions pop into my head that I run out of room in my lined leaflet journals.

Why is the brain such a powerful tool that we still haven’t learned all its innards? What allows young people to develop social skills and communication in this highly electronic age? How do electronics change our brain chemistry? How can we create nerve grafts for individuals with paralysis? What causes cancerous tumors to develop in inoperable parts of the brain?

After all this is a good thing right? All these questions mean that my desire to deepen knowledge points to individual long term drive to become a strong leader in the medical sphere. All these questions are powerful things, that need to be ignited not stifled. Take your queries down on parchment and research with unbiased intentions to get to the bottom of the underlying topic. Remain consistent with your mind and how you cope with conflict. Ask questions all the time. Never stop. Never settle.

Ask :

Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.

Its the 6 lines that you learn in primary school as you scratch out your creative stories. These basics must follow us into our new phases of life.

Who is the demographic this disease impacts?

What does this mean for their long term likelihood and wellbeing?

When is recovery initiated by the lymphatic system of the body?

Where can we improve immunodeficiency in these individuals following radiation and chemo therapy?

Why are these individuals at risk for developing the signs and symptoms reflective of their diagnosis?

How should we introduce therapeutic intervention to help these clients fully recover from Cancer?

Questions 1-5 pointed to the diagnosis without mentioning the term. Why did I include this in my reflection? I did so to support my claim that medical doctors and health professionals need to be aware of how small details produce a big picture outlook on a patient’s diagnosis. If we remain distant from our patient during an evaluation we become a dangerous risk to the health of the individual within our care. That’s my why, even as I am still in college I know awareness to details produces a stronger outlook on life than those who live skimming over pages in their studies. Remember these things. Remain hungry. Realize the big picture. Relish in your never ending optimism.

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Learning is a Process

Learning is a Process

Life Lessons in My Sophomore year as a Kinesiology Major in Community College.

December 5, 2018 (Update: Just completed finals for Fall 2018 whoop-whoop!!!)

  1. Initiate Learning:  The human body is complex so don’t settle for taking a class and assume you know everything about it. Desire to learn more and grow beyond strictly being a student achieving a degree. In the long run that is what education is preparing you to be, an initiator, self starter, leader, researcher, detective and medical professional.  
  2. Inquire More: Ask questions, remain active through the expansion of learning new concepts and broaden your horizons.  First it shows your Professors/Mentors that you are humble and teachable as a new individual entering the field. Second it allows you to engage actively in the material, develop critical thinking skills, and become self confident in your own passion!!!
  3. Ignite your Why: As undergraduates the phrase is “oh this is just general education, so why try,” …. well is it really??  If this is irrelevant to your future then how do you expect to see long term progress from this basic level.  You must be a beginner in order to become a novice and then later on a PHD.  Every teacher was once taught by someone as knowledge is power, and when wielded is the strongest strategical base of support for your platform. “Start from the bottom, and you go 0 to 100 real quick.” (@Drake Reference)