Zaheer | future neurologist

For my future career, my dream is to become a neurologist. As a child, I knew I wanted to work either as a lawyer or a doctor, which is typically what most parents want. But as I started to become more aware with the abundant choices of jobs around me, neuroscience is what interested me the most. In my eyes, I see that any other part of the body has finite possibilities, but when it comes to the brain, there's no limit, making it the most fascinating body part.

Having this career in mind is the first step, but there is still many more in order to achieve it. First I need to enroll in a commendable university that accepts me, and major in Pre Medicine or another science-based major, completing my 4-year degree. Once I'm finished with university, I need to attend a medical school to get an M.D. or D.O. degree, and graduate after 4 years with good grades in order to get a favorable internship. During the internship, I will seek for a residency training program in neurology.

If I were to ever become a neurologist, I would have the amazing opportunity to help those who are in need. No matter how hard the job, it will all pay off when I see the ecstatic faces of the patients and their families, knowing that I was able to give them the hope and happiness.

What had originally helped me to see the light in what I wanted to be was a movie called "Gifted Hands." Seeing the miracles that Ben Carson was able to make, and how he was able to give other families happiness, made me yearn to be able to live those moments myself.

Zaheer's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.