Ever since I was a child, I wanted to become a nurse. My father was always in and out of the hospital as a result of diabetes. One of my earliest memories is of him telling me to become a nurse so that I can take care of him. He passed away when I was ten years old. As a result, I devoted my school career to pursuing a nursing degree, seeing as it was what my father wanted. That was until my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2007.I accompanied my grandmother to every radiation therapy treatment she had. I watched the way the therapists tended to her.
They put her at ease and made her feel comfortable, making the experience painless for her. The machines fascinated me and I became curious, wondering how they worked. Observing the environment, talking to the therapists, and additional research of the field, helped me realize that being a therapist is what I truly want to do.
For that reason, I dedicated my most recent semesters into studying the sciences with a future goal of applying to the Radiation Therapy Program.My primary educational goal is to increase my knowledge in a field I have thoroughly come to appreciate. Becoming a radiation therapist can help me make a difference in people’s lives, giving me the opportunity to alleviate suffering to the best of my abilities. I know I am capable of providing proficient and attentive care in a swift manner. I need the structure and carefully designed curriculum of this program to sharpen my problem solving, critical thinking, and assessment skills and further my knowledge on disease management and treatment techniques. I am ready to advance my commitment to the Radiation Therapy Program and the rigorous study required so I can be one of the many public health workers that are improving our healthcare system.