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Medical Personal Statement. My time in St. Lucia at the local hospital exposed me to the dour reality of medicine and that not everyone can be cured.
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Smelling burning flesh during surgery, and watching a young six year old boy die of Dengue fever was the time when the harsh reality of medicine struck me; and yet my passion for medicine is forever growing.
Enrolling on a fourteen day hospital placement in the heart of the Caribbean in St. Lucia is the highlight amongst my various other placements and work experience. Being sent to an LEDC country to explore and take part in that niche of medicine fuelled my desire to become a doctor. Whilst there, I was placed on a 9 to 5 job at the Victoria Hospital, General Surgery wards, whereby more was required of me, than to just shadow a doctor. I received basic clinical training, such as injecting cannulas, taking blood, checking heart rate and blood pressure and doing stitches. Being in theatre I was given the liberty to assist surgeons and work together with nurses to ensure the success of surgery. However, having a mind that needed moulding, following a doctor, I was ever more keen to learn and imitate the characteristics and communication skills a strong doctor required. That was put to the test when I gained the trust
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