English 111 N4
February 12th, 2015
Dr. Crumpler motivated to change my career goal into becoming a biomedical technologist Dr. Crumpler motivated me to change my career goal into becoming a biomedical technologist. It all started when was reading an article online for a black history story for a program at my church on someone famous from the past. So I decided to do some research about Dr. Rebecca Crumpler. I found an article about Dr. Crumpler. Although I could had have chosen other people but I chose Dr. Crumpler. However, she was an amazing woman that loved to help people. She changed the way I think about doctors.
This strong and amazing woman was born as a free slave. She was taken and raised by her aunt who cared for infirm patients and neighbors. I reflected this on my past. I was raised by my grandparents till the age of two. Dr. Crumpler moved to Charlestown, Massachusetts where she became a nurse. I have had a chance to meet new people at a camp that I went to while I was in Durham a whole summer. The clinical staff at duke, that had become friends’ with submitted letters recommending that I should be admitted to the camp. When reading the story I found some great facts about Dr. Crumpler. Like she was the first African American to go to New England Female Medical College and graduate from the college. Also that she graduated in 1864. After graduating from the college, she accomplished becoming the first African American woman in the United States to earn a medical degree. But what surprised me the most was in the middle of the story I found out that Dr. Crumpler had published a book on a journal that she wrote in written a book that was based on journals she kept during her years of practice. Her book was called “Book of Medical Discourses”. In one of her stories in her book she quoted this becoming a doctor is “a proper field for real missionary work” and also that "It may be well to state here that, having been reared by a kind aunt in Pennsylvania, whose usefulness with the sick was continually sought, I early conceived a liking for, and sought every opportunity to relieve the sufferings of others. Later in life I devoted my time, when best I could, to nursing as a business, serving under different doctors for a period of eight years (from 1852 to 1860); most of the time at my adopted home in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. From these doctors I received letters commending me to the faculty of the New England Female Medical College, whence, four years afterward, I received the degree of doctress of medicine." Finally, I found out that she was honored for her achievements. After reading this article, I wanted to know more about this organization these two female doctors created. In 1989 Saundra Maass-Robinson, M.D. and Patricia Whitley, M.D. founded the Rebecca Lee Society. I found out that this is an organization supports and promotes black women physicians and this organization “The Rebecca Lee Society”, was one of the first medical societies for African American women, was named in her honor but her story and legacy was never forgotten. After learning about the book this motivated me to start writing a journal on my everyday things that was happening to me and to become a biomedical technologist. I want to create a book when I retired on what led me to become a biomedical technologist. I want to show people that you can never give up on what you believe in. I work hard to get the good grades I have. I want to get married have three kids. Showing my kids of the success of hard work. Showing them the success I had should give them motivation to work hard in school. Dr.Crumpler motivated me even more to become a biomedical technologist so that I can create new medicines to cure HIV. I want to go to Wingate University and New England Female Medical College to study biomedical technology and research. Then, I want to work for Johnson and Johnson Company. Then own...
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