“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” -Hippocrates

Frequently, when you ask a Doctor or a Nurse why they chose to go into medicine, their response is a sentimental story revolving around their past experience with a healthcare provider. Whether the experience was a good one is what they usually reveal to be the compelling factor: “When I was in the hospital my health care team was so bad it made me want to go into medicine just so I can ensure no one in my care will be treated the way I was!” or, “When I was in the hospital, my health care team was so amazing they made me want to go into medicine so I can be a part of a team like that, and work to make a difference in another’s life the way they did in mine.”

Medicine is a very intimate science and art. The science aspect is obvious since it is knowledge based practice, built on the study of biology and pathology. Unfortunately, this is the side of medicine that tends to ward off people. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “I’d love to be a doctor/nurse, but I’m just not smart enough.” Although it’s true these roles aren’t for everyone, it doesn’t mean medicine should be off the table. There are a wide variety of roles to choose from in the field of medicine ranging from clinical practitioners to clerical workers. Yet another reason people avoid the medical field is because they are unaware of the abundant career opportunities. 

One purpose of this blog is to showcase the art of medicine and rewards of its practice, in order to encourage non-medical individuals to join the field. The art of medicine is touch, and not just physical touch, but deeper than that– to touch a life! It’s common for a medical professional to go through a shift or longer without being thanked for what they do. How often do people make a point to applaud students of a medical education for their willingness to help others? Not very often! Another purpose of this blog to change that. This blog is proud to exonerate medical professionals and celebrate their dedication to extending a healing hand to a life in need, over and over again, whether anyone thanks them for it. Upholding them if even it’s only for a moment and appreciating all their hard work, spirit, and compassion. Not only is it this blog’s intention to encourage non-medical people to join the field, but also to encourage medical professionals and students and applaud them for choosing this life, this field! 

Did you know there is an ongoing shortage of nurses and doctors in the United States of America? If you’re considering either role in health care, check out the entries about interviews with MD’s and RN’s. Maybe medicine interests you, but you don’t want to be a doctor or a nurse. There’s something here for you too! Are you still a student, pursuing a career in medicine or another field? Take a look at the entries by fellow students and see how they’re handling all the struggles of school, their best tips and tricks, and what keeps them going.

Yes, the study and practice of medicine can be daunting, no matter the role. But ask anyone in it why they chose it. After they’re done telling you their inspirational story they will tell you about how rewarding a life in a medical career is! Actually, let this blog ask them for you. Feel free to browse and discover genuine testimonies from medical professionals of all kinds.

History of the Name

Asclepius was a demigod hero of healing and medicine in ancient Greek mythology. He famously carried the Rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff. It is common to see the caduceus, with its two snakes and wings, used as a symbol of medicine instead of the correct Staff of Asclepius, which has only a single snake. The Rod of Asclepius is the dominant symbol for professional healthcare associations in the United States.

Meet Me

Hello and Welcome! My name is Breanna Christine. I’m an Italian-Dominican girl from Brooklyn, New York. Currently studying to become a Registered Nurse and graduating with an ADN in December of 2017. And my ambition doesn’t stop there! In the next five years, I see myself achieving my bachelors in nursing, ideally focusing my nursing career in the emergency department or intensive care unit, and after a few years, heading back to school to become a Physician Assistant. My end goal is to be a first assist in the operating room, and my two dominant interests are cardio-thoracic surgery and neurosurgery. My most ambitious goal, though, is to hear someone say to me, “I went into medicine because of you.” I aspire to inspire!

Medicine is my passion, professional and personal. To me, medicine is what will pay my bills as well as what I do for fun! Health and wellness are extremely important to me, and that carries into all areas of my life. I’m passionate about mental health awareness, since I myself struggle with an anxiety disorder, and women’s health promotion. I also work part-time in a pharmacy. I come from a strong family and a line of nurses, so I was inspired early in my life to pursue a role in the medical field. I started this blog to share my love for medicine with others, and hopefully inspire some people to enter the world of health care.

My hobbies include reading, writing, music, and yoga. I spend most of my time studying or spending time with my family. I am a proud owner of a two year old White German Shepherd, Fenris. He’s named after a great being in Norse mythology (due to my obvious love for mythology), God of Destruction and Father of Wolves. However, Fenris is just a fur baby who doesn’t destroy anything but shoes! I love connecting with people through social media (since I don’t get out much) so feel free to meet me through Instagram or what have you. Extracurricularly, I love studying languages, and hope to master Russian and Spanish. I have a lot of experience working with children and also working alongside physicians in private practice. Grey’s Anatomy is my favorite television show, but I also love anime. However, I’d honestly rather play video games than watch shows. I love to cook but I’m not very good at it 🙂 I absoluetly loathe rain and adore iceream! And my favorite color is blue. Anything else you’re curious to know about me, feel free to ask.