Since I first became a healthcare professional ten years ago I’ve learned a huge amount about how this industry works. One of the things that has always stood out to me is the fact that learning never ends when you’re a medical professional. That is part of the reason why I love medicine and also part of the reason why I have built this website. I want to share what I have learned over the course of my career and maybe help make your own journey into medicine a little easier.
When I was younger I dreamed about having several different careers. I first dreamed of being an artist and creating special effects for movies. I worked regularly with 3D graphic design software and even had a position at a video game startup company during high school. Later, when I entered college, my parents pushed me hard to look towards medicine or a career that seemed more stable. I had never thought about becoming a dentist, nurse, or doctor when I was young but the ability to leave school fully prepared to practice and have a marketable skill for which I was licensed was definitely appealing.
I initially bounced around with what area of the medical field I wanted to enter. I was taking all the basic prerequisites and considering dentistry or pharmacy. It was not until my junior year in college that I realized becoming a nurse anesthetist was a great option. When I finally decided on becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) i went full steam into my education and building my career path.
Now, almost two decades later from when I first started my higher education, I can look back and see what I did right and what I did wrong. Many of the nurses I worked with in the past still ask me questions and seek my advice. Fortunately, I almost always have an opinion and something to say.
Within my articles you’ll find some of the career and education advice I’ve learned along my own personal journey and shared with friends. This is my way of sharing with the world how to navigate the ever changing healthcare industry and make it a rewarding experience. While some of the articles I post on this site may be formal much of what you will find here is to help stimulate thought and simply build a conversation. Feel free to look around and contribute your own ideas.