A flame sparked a passion early in my life a desire to become a surgeon. My first exposure to the medical field was when I visited my aunt in her residency in Venezuela. “A surgeon is responsible for the success of his scheduled surgeries. He’s a leader who coordinates each operation with a highly qualified staff, assesses the patient’s need for surgery and is in charge of his post op recovery (Baylor).” A surgeon possesses qualities above those of a general physician, requiring years of additional schooling. Few choose this path and I hope one day I will succeed in reaching my ultimate goal and to also be able to help people.
The career cluster choices offered were business management, construction and health sciences which is the one that captured my attention because a surgeon fits in that category. I was excited because I got to write about something in which I was passionate. My research was primarily based on expanding my knowledge and getting a deeper insight into the medical career of a surgeon and how to arrive at this destination, which the career cluster helped clarify. The next step was to locate the right person of prominence in the field. Although difficult, my pediatrician helped me find the him. Dr.Schierling is a general surgeon working with the Medical Clinic of North Texas. Knowing that surgeons have many responsibilities, I knew that contacting him early was necessary as well as having back up surgeons. I developed my interview in a thoughtful and detailed manner covering all the requirements making sure I had the right information to write a detailed and informative paper. I sent the interview by email Wednesday and first received his response on Sunday, learning the importance of backups and contacting people early. Dr.Schierling’s information was exactly what I was looking for; helpful and detailed information which really helped me develop my knowledge about the medical field.