Documenting My Journey Into Medicine
After taking the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator in my Management Skills class, I learned that I am an INFJ: the least common of the 16 personality types. After doing some research, I gained a better understanding for my strengths and weaknesses and re-evaluated my future in the Business School.
Almost as if the planets aligned themselves before me, my purpose in life became clear. I discovered the profession of psychiatry and began researching topics related to psychology and neuroscience. How have I managed to remain sheltered from science for so long? I uncovered a new passion.
A popular and prominent theory in personality psychology forces individuals into an A/B dichotomy and it seems I lean more towards Type B than Type A. Can a Type B person like myself succeed in a profession dominated by Type As? What will this mean for my chances at a future in medicine?
Finally forced to face my fear of anesthesia, I underwent surgery at a local hospital.
“After undergoing an unexpected operation, Rocky awakens from his anesthesia. When the surgeon and anesthesiologist are nowhere to be found, Rocky begins to sob for he was not given a chance to thank them.”
She’s fluffy, she’s soft, and more often than not, she’s a tense bundle of stress. Our cat, Cleopatra, has been with our family since she was just a kitten. Having previously owned two other cats, her behavior has always struck me as odd.
I was selected by my professor to be an undergraduate teaching assistant for one of my favorite classes at Rutgers: Abnormal Psychology. If you need me, my Office Hours are Wednesday mornings from 10AM to 11AM. 😉
Check out my interview conducted by Jennifer, one of my readers from California!