Part 1: SMART GOALS
My Academic SMART goal
S- By the end of my academic career, I want to achieve above 85% in three of my science courses.
M- I am planning on taking all three sciences for the rest of my academic school life. Since my goal includes the three sciences which are Biology, Chemistry and Physics, I will need to work very hard to keep my grades high in the three classes. To keep track of how well I am doing, I will ask my teachers for a mark update and feedback on my assignments and tests. If they cannot help me, I will revisit my assignments and tests to see my marks and estimate how well I am doing in my courses. By calculating my marks in my science courses, I will get a sense of my mark at the moment in my courses. I will ensure that I am revisiting my notes and presentations consistently to help me understand the content and do well on my tests and assignments.
A- I will make sure that I am taking help from my teachers if I do not understand a certain concept properly. I will proof read my assignments and labs to make sure everything is correct and detailed before handing it in. However, if I do not do well on something, I will go to my teachers and ask them to provide me with feedback. This will help me do better on my assignments and tests in the future and help me prevent the mistakes I made last time. Asking the teachers for feedback or help is also my strength because I always want to give my best in everything I do. I need to improve on participating in class discussion more often. I can do this by getting rid of my fear, which is getting my answer wrong when the teacher asks something. I need to remove that fear because answers do not always have to be right, it is just another way of learning something. Therefore, by getting rid of my fear, I will be able to participate in class discussions more often.
R- In the future, I will most probably be a General Physician. I think this goal is important because I need to go to a University to become a doctor. In order to go to university, I need to keep my grades high in the three sciences which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics. So to keep my grades high, I want to achieve above 85% so that I can enter a university to become a general physician. As long as I am focused and I know my aim, I know that I can achieve this goal.
T- I plan on receiving this average by the end of grade 12. I will work towards achieving above 85% in the three science courses by that time. My smaller goals would be to receive at least a 85% on every lab and a test I do to get an average above 85%. I also plan on achieving all Es in my three science courses as a smaller goal.
My volunteering SMART goal
S- By the end of my academic career, I want to complete 150 volunteering hours.
M- I am planning on completing 150 hours by the end of grade 12. To help keep track of the number of hours I complete, I will put the hours on the 40 hour sheet which is provided in the guidance office. This way, I will know when I achieve my goal and it will tell me the number of hours that are left for me to complete 150 hours. If I do not have enough hours, I will volunteer more and achieve my goal. I will ensure that I am volunteering as much as I can to help me reach my goal even faster.
A- To achieve this goal, I will make sure that I am volunteering as much as possible. Currently, I am in Team Crew and it also provides me with hours. But if volunteering for Team Crew is not enough, I will join more clubs in school like Library Crew and Eco Squad. Also, my strength is that when I set a goal for myself, I do everything I can to achieve it. In this case, I will join more clubs at school to complete 150 hours. But my weakness is that I usually do not like staying after school or come before school. But I really value my goal, so I am going to come before school and after school multiple days to complete my goal because I know that everything cannot be achieved easily. Therefore, by coming before school and staying after school for the clubs that provide hours, I will be able to achieve my goal.
R- I can achieve this goal because I already have 100 hours just by being a part of Team Crew and volunteering at sport games. This goal is realistic because if I continue to take part in Team Crew and join more clubs with volunteering hours, I can easily achieve my goal of getting 150 hours by the end of grade 12. If I work hard, I may even achieve more hours then 150 by the end of grade 12. As long as I work hard and stay committed, I will achieve my goal.
T- I plan on receiving 150 hours by the end of grade 12. I will work towards achieving 150 hours by that time. My smaller goal would be participating in the small events happening in the school that also gives volunteer hours.
Part 2: Preparing for Transitions and Change
In the video below, you will learn about the career that I want to pursue as an anaesthesiologist and the process of how I will become an anaesthesiologist. Enjoy!
Part 3: Future Job Resume
With strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to learn, I am seeking to work in a hospital that is full of opportunities to better myself as an anesthesiologist.
Doctor of Medicine
September 2022 - June 2025
MCAT (The Medical College Admission Test)
June 2022 - June 2022
Bachelor of Science
September 2018 - June 2022
Louise Arbour Secondary School
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
September 2014 - June 2018
Sick Kids Hospital
January 2030 - June 2034
Assisted the surgeons in the operation theatre
Learnt how to work with children during anesthesia
Dr. Kumar's Office
Part time family physician
September 2028 - August 2029
Worked efficiently with patients that were having a rough day
Alternated between patients quickly
Sick Kids Hospital
September 2025 - June 2028
Worked with specific scenarios
- Learnt how to work with small children
June 2021 - October 2022
Learnt how to work within a busy schedule
Learnt how to work faster with customers
The Home Depot
July 2018 - September 2019
Learnt new business techniques
Met the customer's expectations
Shoppers Drug Mart
August 2016 - August 2017
Assisted customers with their questions and items they bought
Stocked new items on the shelves of the stores in the right sections
June 2016 - June 2018
Selected as a LINK leader out of the entire High School along with several other LINK leaders
Toured the various grades around the school
Participated in activities with them to know them better
March 2016 - May 2016
Finished third place in physics and engineering
Learnt about various science competitions
- Gained knowledge from the all categories of the science competition
March 2016 - April 2016
Finished first place in Math and Biology
Gained team building skills
Senior Badminton Team
January 2016 - April 2016
Made it to quarterfinals at ROPSSAA Qualifiers
Learnt various positions to be at in order to win
Dr. Kumar's Office
Student assistant of the doctor
June 2017 - July 2017
Observed the doctor
Adapted to the skills of the doctor
Learnt about the medical instruments used on patients
Louise Arbour Secondary School
October 2015 - November 2015
Promoted organizations at the fair
- Assisted organizations set up and take down
Louise Arbour Secondary School
DDR Activity Day
November 2015 - December 2015
Led the student group around Bramalea City Centre Mall for the Scavenger Hunt
Adapted to the needs of the students
- Learnt about the way the DDR students learn
Ruby Sahota Campaign Office
Phone and door to door canvassing
September 2015 - October 2015
Conducted phone and door to door canvassing
- Created graphics analyzing voted for Ruby Sahota
Louise Secondary School
September 2014 - June 2018
Earned over 200 hours
- Learnt how to keep and record score of various sports
Skills and Abilities
Fluent in speaking and writing Hindi, and Punjabi
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Publisher
Ability to manage and organize information
Leadership and management
- Proficient in a variety of social media platforms
- Proficient at budgeting and time monitoring
- Willingness to keep learning
- Effective oral and written communication skills
Junior STEM Olympics Biology and Mathematics Award
Science Olympics at Guelph University
Grade 9 Academic Honour roll
Junior STEM Olympics Biology Award
Canadian Red Cross Level C CPR/AED
Hobbies and Interests
- Playing Badminton
Part 4: Challenges and Solutions
As an anesthesiologist, there are several challenges that I have to face. There are primarily three challenges that I have to confront very often. They include getting the patients through complex surgical procedures with minimum pain, handling the pressure in the operation room, and having minimum contact with the patient.
To begin, the first challenge of an anesthesiologist is getting the patients through complex surgical procedures with limited pain and side effects (Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society). This is a major challenge for an anesthesiologist because every patient is different and we can not foresee the way the patient will react to anesthesia. So, I have to know their characteristics or behaviours and illness that they get with anesthesia. But the only time I have with the patient is prior to the surgery. During the surgical process, we have to keep track of their physical condition and keep them in proper balance (Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society). I have to know their vital signs and then provide them more anesthesia according to how their body is responding (Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society). Also, since I am the one who gives the patient the anesthesia, I also have to ask the patient prior to the surgery if they want to go to sleep by an injection or the mask. This can make the patient fearful and uncomfortable since they might be afraid of anesthesia and might not want to have a surgery. A solution for this challenge is that I should be able to meet the patient several times before the surgery date by setting up appointments with them and explaining the procedure to them so that they are not as scared. This is because many patients are calm before their surgery, but start to panic as soon as they hear the word anesthesia. Therefore, I think that I should be able to inform the patient about anesthesia way before the surgery so that they are prepared for it as well.
Furthermore, the second challenge of an anesthesiologist is handling the pressure in the operation room (Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society). This is not a major challenge but it sometimes does become one due to several situations in the operator room. This is a challenge because there are always multiple things going on simultaneously, that it gets difficult to focus on your task. Since the surgeon and the nurses are doing the surgery, I have to focus on balancing the physical systems. However, the surgeon can be distracting as what they are doing becomes very interesting, but I know that I have to focus on my task and work with them as part of the team. The surgeon may also ask for my assistance whenever we’re conducting a bigger surgery; however, I also have to keep track of the patient’s systems. This makes it harder for me to multitask. But since I am an anesthesiologist I knew I was going to get challenges like these. A solution for this challenge is that I have to learn to multitask in situations like this. I learn to multitask by being the operator room by focusing more and being faster at getting things done so that I can worry about the next thing that I have to do.
Finally, the third challenge of being an anesthesiologist is that our contact with the patients is very limited (Chron). I only get the chance to meet them for a short interview prior to the surgery and inform them about the anesthesia. I also have very minimum contact after the surgery as well. The surgeon may get to meet with the patients repeatedly after the surgery for updates, but I only get to see them once most of the time (Chron). This is a challenge for me because I am the type of person who likes to care for others and make sure that they are okay and healthy. I do get to do that as an anesthesiologist; however, I do not get to meet them afterward most of the time which bothers me because I am always curious to know how my patient is feeling after the surgical procedure is completed. I want to know if they are feeling fine but I cannot because I am not their physician. So even though this is my dream job, there are still some flaws within this job which sometimes bother me. However, I do not think there is a solution for this challenge since it is my job and there are limits for anesthesiologists and this is one of them. So I think that I have to adapt to this and learn how to work with patients by knowing very little information about them.