Academic SMART Goal
S: I want to receive a 90% average in science by the end of the semester of Grade 10.
M: I will measure my process by collecting all tests and quizzes to give me a visual representation of my success and failures. I will learn from the weak areas from my assessments to avoid making the same mistakes again. In addition, I will complete all of my homework and assignments on time and to the best of my ability.
A: In order to reach this goal, I must review the concepts learned in class each night. I will also complete my homework each night. In addition, I will begin working on projects or assignments a couple days prior to the due date to give me more time to edit my work to improve my final product. Also, I will arrive at school earlier to ask my teacher questions if I am confused about something.
R: This goal is important for me because in the future I want to become a pediatric nurse. For this career, I must be very good at science. Therefore, if I do well this year, Grade 11 and 12 sciences will be easier to pass with a high average. This goal is doable for me because I received an 88% average in Grade 9 science. I received this mark last year because I handed my work on time, however I sometimes did not complete my homework if it was not worth marks. Thus, this year, I will complete all my homework despite if it is worth marks or not because it will give me more practice for future tests or quizzes.
T: I want to receive this mark by the end of the semester. After that, I will use the habits that I have developed throughout Grade 10 science to help me reach success in Grade 11 and 12 sciences.
Volunteering SMART Goal
S: I want to complete 120 hours of voluntary work at William Osler Hospital in Brampton at the end of June 2018.
M: I will measure my process by tracking all of the hours that I completed. This will show me if I am on the right track or if I must volunteer more frequently.
A: In order to reach this goal, I must make it a priority to complete a few hours each week. If I complete 10 hours each month, then this goal will be reached by the end of February 2017. Therefore, each week I can complete 2-3 hours to ensure this goal will be completed before June 2018.
R: This goal is very important to be because in the future I want to become a pediatric nurse. This job requires me to be working in a hospital frequently. Therefore, completing 120 hours at the hospital will allow me to be more aware and comfortable with hospitals. In addition, I will be more exposed to the daily practices of nurses and doctors. Thus, I will more gain experience with what it takes to work in a hospital. This goal is doable for me because I have already signed up to volunteer at the hospital at the beginning of the year. The hospital accepted my resume, and I begin in March 2016. In addition, my parents gave me their permission to participate in volunteering at the hospital. However, due to their busy work schedule I will be forced to find another means of transportation, such as the bus.
T : I want to complete this goal prior to my Grade 12 graduation. After that, I will be very comfortable with the everyday procedures of hospitals. In addition, I will be very familiar with the workers there, therefore I will be more likely to be accepted for a future job opportunity to work at the hospital.
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To obtain a position that utilizes and further develops each of my skills and where I can gain knowledge that best meets my employer's requirements.
University of Toronto
Doctor of Medicine | Toronto , Ontario
September 2021 - September 2025
University of Western Ontario
Bachelor's Degree of Science | London , Ontario
September 2018 - June 2021
Louise Arbour Secondary School
Ontario Secondary School Diploma | Brampton , Ontario
September 2014 - June 2018
Pediatric Residency Training
University of Toronto Medical Training Program | Toronto, Ontario
· Learn and explore new methods to treat ill children, infants and adolescents.
September 2026 - Present
Louise Arbor Dance Academy
September 2015 - Present
Volunteer Personal Support Worker
William Osler Health System | Brampton , Ontario
· Meet the needs of children, adults or elderly patients that are on bed rest.
March 2016 - Present
Skills and Abilities
· Leadership and management
· Ability to problem solve
· Decision making skills
· Ability to manage and organize information
· Can handle cash, prepare bills and make payments
First Aid/ CPR Certified
Hobbies and Interests
· Utilizing my creative skills to create hip hop choreography.
Barlo Hassah , Volunteer Personal Support Worker, Brampton Civic Hospital , 289-752-6625, email@example.com
The Flaws Hidden Behind Pediatric Care
My future career goal is to become a pediatrician with my own private practice. A pediatrician is a doctor that specializes in the care of infants, adolescents and children. This career path comes with many advantages as well as disadvantages. Challenges pediatricians face include, student debt, balancing work and personal life, experiencing stress due to an influx of patients and added pressure to satisfy the patient’s parent. To begin with, pediatricians are left with large amounts of student debt. In order to become a pediatrician, I must complete three years of university with an additional four years of medical school. University fees are expensive alone, therefore medical school adds more financial weight on medical students to deal with after they graduate. According to the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences, “By the end of his or her medical education, the average Canadian graduate will owe $71,721” (Sanfilippo). A student usually attends medical school once they complete a minimum of two years of University. University student loans will already be a financial burden to pay off. Unfortunately, medical school is double the cost of University; therefore it will be overwhelming to pay off both university and medical school debt. Medical school is a crucial part of becoming any doctor; it teaches you the necessary skills to specialize in a specific practice. Therefore, it is essential to complete medical school to gain knowledge and earn the required credentials of a pediatrician. In the future, I can take a set amount of money monthly and transfer it into a savings account with money specifically towards school. This money will allow me to decrease the large amount of student debt once I am finished school. Thus, having a savings account will allow me to pay off student loans quicker.
Furthermore, pediatricians are required to work long and irregular hours, which causes it to be difficult to balance work and personal life. Pediatricians must have a flexible schedule because they work on weekends, holidays, and late nights. Also, this job requires you to work long hours in order to maintain their clinic, staff and patients ("Aspiring Docs"). In addition, most pediatricians participate in community gathering where they speak upon physical health and health problems. On average, pediatricians in Canada work around 50 hours a week along with two hours of community service ("Aspiring Docs"). Not only does this long work week cause stress, it will take away from spending time with family or friends. For instance, if I have children, it will be more difficult to take them to club or sport activities, such as soccer practice. I can overcome this challenge by maintaining a daily schedule to organize each task I must complete that day. I will organize this schedule by hour, recording my work hours and the reminder of hours that I can spend with family or friends. If I am too busy to record this schedule each day, I will hire a secretary to complete it for me. Therefore, maintaining a daily schedule or to-do list will help balance my work and social life.
Moreover, an influx of patients can lead to stress which may cause errors. Pediatricians are required to treat many patients, which may alter depending on the day. Once the pediatrician adapts to their work day, an increase of patients will be overwhelming to deal with. Therefore, more tasks will cause the pediatrician to overlook details while working with patients which may cause mistakes. According to the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, “ED overcrowding is associated with increased risk of complications, medical error…” ("Position Statement on Emergency…”). An influx of patients will force me to move quickly, which can be physically straining and add pressure to perform each examination perfectly. Also, having a smaller staff will increase my work load, leading to more stress ("Position Statement on Emergency…”). Therefore, I can avoid this by having a larger staff or hiring more staff when needed. For example, if an influx of patients occurs during the change of seasons, I can hire more staff during that time to treat patients quicker. Another solution to avoid errors is taking frequent breaks. Doctors usually take very short or no breaks due to their many patients; thus, taking more breaks will allow me to tackle tasks more effectively because I will be focusing to details. Therefore, if I experience and influx of patients, I can hire a large staff and take frequent breaks to avoid stress and medical errors.
Furthermore, there is added pressure to satisfy the patient’s parents concern. Pediatricians treat younger patients, therefore the parent or guardian is responsible for making the decisions regarding the patient. For instance, majority of pediatricians or health care providers experience parents wanting to postpone vaccinations, despite the risk the patient may face (“Pediatricians face increasing pressure…”). Doctors want to build a positive relationship with the patient’s family so that they will trust the doctor performing examinations or procedures on the patient. Therefore, the doctor usually wants to compromise with the patient and their family in order to satisfy them. Also, the doctor usually prefers to come up with a mutual agreement regarding booking dates (“Pediatricians face increasing pressure…”). However, if a patient is needed to undergo specific medical care and the parent is unable to attend to that appointment, increased pressure is placed on the pediatrician to please the parent and maintain the health of the patient. On the other hand, medical procedures involve many steps that the parents may be unfamiliar with; therefore, the parent will hesitate to trust the doctor which will also add pressure to the doctor. A solution to this challenge includes making the parents or guardian more knowledgeable about the procedure I will be performing on the patient. I can explain all the steps thoroughly and discuss side effects the patient may face to the parents. In addition, I can hand out pamphlets at the front desk with information regarding treatments, health issues and procedures. This will provide the parent with additional information which will lead to them becoming more comfortable with the procedure or medication that I am giving to the patient. Therefore, I will use pamphlets as well as my communication skills to cause the parents to be more familiar with the medical care that I am providing. By fulfilling these steps, I can decrease the pressure from the patient’s parents. Overall, pediatricians face many challenges every day. Once I reach my career goal, I will face expensive student loans, less family time, stress, and pressure from patient’s family. However, I will create solutions such as saving money towards school, maintaining a daily schedule, hiring a larger staff and providing the patient’s family with medical information. Nonetheless, a pediatrician is my dream job; therefore, I expect to work hard and overcome challenges along the way.