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Pursue Your Dreams

“We all dream a lot - some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it’s real. You are what you feel.” - Tim Rice

The Rest of My Life When I was younger my mother always told me I would be excellent at being a doctor. My father always told me I would be superior at being a software engineer, like he is. I always told myself I wanted to be an astronaut and travel to the moon like Neil Armstrong had once done. Things change and people change; I completely changed my mind when I started thinking about college and my future. I felt confused and stressed when thinking of which career to pursue. Environmental science and biochemistry is what I had in mind. In
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Dr. Kumar says you need at least a 4.0 grade point average in high school to get into a good college/medical school. You have to be the top ten percent of your class. I know I can accomplish that with hard work and commitment. I’m accomplishing this now by working hard in school and getting good grades to lay a foundation for the rest of my life. Dr. Kumar majored in biology, chemistry, and physics in college. When I asked him what classes I should take in high school if I choose to pursue this career, he said “Math is very important, as well as organic chemistry, and biology.” The chances of making it into this field are pretty thin, especially in the bay area. I think the interview went great and Dr. Pradeep Kumar helped me loads. I felt confused as to why these cardiologists are so busy, but I found out later. It was beneficial to be sitting down with a cardiologist in his office and to get a feel of what they go through every day. The answers Dr. Kumar gave me made it worth my time and effort. I learned the things I need to be successful as a cardiologist and I learned to be determined. My next step in my I-Search journey is to interview a second cardiologist. This time with additional questions to really get a feel of what it’s like to be a cardiologist. I learned so much from this interview and hope to learn all the more from my next interview.