Airway, Breathing, & Circulation sustain life.
The "ABC's" are the fundamental lifelines of our human existence & experience.
As a medical triager at a community health clinic for the uninsured, it is one thing for me to check the existential vital signs of my patients and it is another thing for me to know the essential vital signs of humanity.
This short, but ongoing book is comprised of a variety of personal entries I have composed for the main purpose of self-reflection and self-growth. The main reason for its publication is to share these life lessons so others can gain insight from my own experiences; I hope you become inspired the same way I have as I take you through my clinical journey.
I will share with you my voice, (Airway) the personal thought patterns and actions that keep me going, (Breathing) and my positive and negative emotions, (Circulation). Together, my airway, breathing, and circulation can be undertaken metaphorically as my general life perspective. For..
Tameer Siddiqui is a premed undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago. She has shadowed a variety of physicians in many underserved communities and is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Tameer's experience volunteering at a free clinic has truly sparked her interest in universal health care. She is a strong advocate for social justice and believes health care is not a privilege; it is a human right. Tameer aspires to become an Internal Medicine Physician not only because she is most inspired by the challenges and self-rewarding experiences that come with primary care, but mainly because the ability to provide health care to a population that needs it the most is one of the ways in which she believes she can truly make a positive difference.