This week has been another exciting and challenging week of ISM.
My top accomplishment is time management. For the past few weeks I have struggled getting back into school and managing my time. Now I believe that I have gotten my time management down, as a result, I am using my time inside and outside of class more effectively.
Moreover, this week I have had a shift in my interest, or more specifically a more broader focus. When entering the ISM program, I believe that I would not change my field of study, infectious disease. However, as I began researching infectious disease, I felt that in order to be successful and fully feed my passion in helping others, I need to find a way to incorporate all health, social, and political issues. With the help of my peers and research, I have decided to change my topic to public health. With public health I can practice medicine while also having a prominent position politics, along with being able to tackle different social issues globally. By studying public health I am not limiting my skills and passions to one subject, instead I am allowing for an infinite amount of opportunities to come my way. Therefore, this week in my assessment I will research recent discussions regarding nation and/or international public health.
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