In this week of ISM, I have notice a particular trend on the concept of passion in our work.
As a class we had the opportunity to have a guest speaker, Julie Martin Leslie, speak on passion. As a past mentor of Mr. Spiece, she possessed great wisdom about ISM and its students work. While I was not able to stay throughout the whole presentation, I was able to grasp her message of passion and hardwork. Last year, Mrs. Martin faced major obstacles with losing her job to help her husband with pancreatic cancer. When her husband began to recover, she still felt that her journey as a mentor was incomplete. She decided to become a consultant in aiding other, especially students, in finding and guiding their passions. As an ISM student, this spoke to me on a relatively deep level. Her presentation on how she loved to help others with their passion along with her bubbly personality, inspired me to seriously set goals in my future in ISM and beyond. I am now even more certain that I want to become a Infectious disease specialist and help others beyond my US borders. I believe the skills needed in the “real world” that ISM will teach would further grow my passions and push me harder to reach my goals.
Coupled with the reassurance in my passion and future, I was able to create an introductory presentation this week in ISM. This presentation will allow me to showcase my personality to my classmates, along with my future goals and aspirations in this course and beyond. Also, I wrote my mission statement and picked out my quote. My quote is “We know what we are, but know not what we may be”, by William Shakespeare. This quote to me symbolizes the endless possibilities and uncertainties of my futures. With these constant new obstacles and ideas, it forces me to learn how to control them and use them to my advantage. Moreover, my mission statement and my quote go hand in hand. I decided to write that “my mission is to use my different talents and interests to help others in need, while being able to continuously challenge myself and grow as an individual”. With using my talents and interest in medicine and social justice, these qualities will allow me as an individual to help others and guide my future as a physician. As of now, I have not encountered any problems, and hopefully this trend continues throughout my academic year.
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