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Essay Topic Personal Aspirations My life changed forever at a tender age of 11 I remember spending countless afternoons evenings and nights pacing the halls of the North Shore University Hospital in New York periodically checking in on my mom As I paced the halls I would pray for my mom to pull through However this was not meant to be On the morning of Aug 1 1994 I awoke to my father picking me up in his arms with tears streaming down his face and cries of sadness coming from his heart Early that morning my mother died from a four-year battle with breast cancer A familys dream was shattered and I became somewhat different from other kids in my class In a short time I started to think like a grown up Now at an early age career goals became extremely important to me I vividly remember the day after the cremation of my mother I was sitting alone in the basement staring at my empty reflection in the TV Countless memories of her passed before my eyes in just seconds But most of all I thought about all the days my mother would talk about her vision of my future as a doctor helping people like her and others who needed care Since that day my ambition for becoming a doctor which was a natural choice since both of my parents spent their entire careers in the medical field was strengthened by the goal to carry out my mothers dreams for me During the last two years of high school I looked for research opportunities in the field of biomedical science to bolster my pursuit of a future in the medical profession In the summer of 1999 I accepted a volunteer research position at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York one of the premiere hospitals in the world I worked in the department of Nuclear Medicine Radiation Safety on
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