My Virtual Résumé

Sameed Ahmed

Academic Goal

S - By the end of my Grade 12 academic year, I want to achieve an average of 95% in Grade 12 Academic Biology.

M - I plan on taking the course of Academic Biology for the rest of my school year. In order to keep track of what my average is in the course, and what I need to improve on, I can ask my teacher for mark updates on a continuous basis, this will enable me to know how well I will have to perform on the next test, assignment or lab. I can also keep track of my average by recording every mark which I receive in class into a notebook, this will allow me to calculate my approximated average at any given time.

A - I find it difficult to ask my teacher for help and clarification when I need it, however, I will need to overcome this obstacle and begin to ask my teachers for assistance when I feel I need it in order to achieve my goal. Another difficulty for is time management, I will have to cut back on many other things, such as games and sleep, to make time for studying and doing my homework which are actions that will aid me in achieving a 95% in Grade 12 Academic Biology. Aside from these weaknesses of mine, I am extremely good at quickly memorizing new learning material. I can use this strength to my advantage by memorizing in-depth information from the Internet regarding topics which I will learn in Grade 12 Academic Biology. Another strength of mine which I can utilize to positively affect my learning experience in Grade 12 Academic Biology is my perseverance, no matter how many times I fail, I will always try my hardest to succeed on the next try, this is a huge advantage for me as I can utilize this strength to keep a positive attitude and never give up, no matter how bad the situation may get. All of these weaknesses and strengths which I possess can help me succeed if I either overcome them or use them to my advantage in an appropriate manner.

R - This goal is realistic because in the future, I plan on pursuing a career in the field of medicine, and I will require a high mark in Grade 12 Academic Biology in order to be able to successfully apply and be accepted at the university of my choice. This goal is also doable because I know I have the potential to do well if I complete the given homework and repeatedly study new material taught in the course.

T - I want to achieve this goal by the end of my Grade 12 Academic Year. I am unsure of which semester I will be assigned to the Biology course in Grade 12. However, I will work towards gaining a 95% average in that course by the end of whichever semester I have it in. The first semester of my Grade 12 year will officially end on February 3rd, 2018, so If I have Grade 12 Academic Biology in the first semester then I will hope to achieve an average of 95% by February 3rd, 2018. The second semester of my Grade 12 year will end on June 30th, 2018, and if I have Grade 12 Academic Biology in the second semester then this is the date which I will hope to achieve my preferred average by.

Volunteering Goal

S - By the end of my Grade 12 year, I want to complete my 40 hours of community service at the Brampton Civic Hospital.

M - In order to graduate high school, I am required to complete 40 hours of voluntary work for non-profit organizations within my community. My plan is to complete my 40 hours at my local hospital, which is the Brampton Civic Hospital. I can track how many hours I have left by recording the amount of hours which I have completed into a notebook or onto a piece of paper. This will allow me to know how many hours I have left to complete the required amount of 40 hours.

A - There are multiple actions and smaller goals I will have to make in order to successfully reach and complete my goal. I find it difficult to make time for activities such as volunteering, to solve this problem I will need to cut back on the amount of time I spend towards video games and playing soccer. This will enable me to spend more time towards finishing more important tasks such as my homework, and this will allow me to make time for volunteering. Also, I am a very shy person, however, I will need to overcome this weakness because I will have to communicate with the staff at the Brampton Civic Hospital on a daily basis. By overcoming my weakness of being shy, I will also be able to successfully apply for a volunteering position at the hospital, because I will not have any trouble talking about myself and why I am the perfect person to be selected for the voluntary position which the hospital is offering. Furthermore, aside from these weaknesses which I possess, a strength of mine is how I have past experience with hospital equipment and the hospital environment. This is due to my grandpa because he is a doctor in India and I have visited him at his hospital on multiple occasions, through these visits my grandpa taught me how to operate certain hospital equipment and how to deal with the stressful environment of the hospital. I can use this past experience to my advantage as it will enable me to refrain from making mistakes that can potentially make me lose my voluntary position at the hospital. Also, another strength I possess is how I am not scared of blood, I can use this to my advantage by volunteering for tasks which require the volunteer to touch blood, this will allow me to show to the staff at the Brampton Civic Hospital that they made the right decision by choosing me for the position.

R - This goal is important to me because I plan on pursuing a career in the field of medicine. By volunteering at a hospital, I can make contacts which can help me in making my transition into the hospital workplace once I become licensed as a doctor. This goal is also realistic and doable because the staff at the Brampton Civic Hospital are continuously looking for volunteers to assist in maintaining the different departments of the hospital. I am also at the appropriate age to be able to volunteer a hospital.

T - I want to complete my 40 hours of community service by the end of my grade 12 academic year, which is June 30th, 2018. I plan on volunteering twice every week, for 1 hour each time, this will allow me to finish my volunteering hours in approximately 20 weeks. I also plan on striving towards establishing strong relationships with the multiple staff members at the hospital. By doing this I am enabling myself to have figures in my life that can help and guide me towards becoming an intelligent doctor.


Family Physician


Sameed Ahmed


40 Blazing Star Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6R3E7






With a strong knowledge in medicine, volunteer experience from a local hospital, and perseverance. I am seeking an internship under a successful family physician who challenges and values their apprentice, through the Family Medicine Residency Program offered at The University of Toronto.


Louise Arbour Secondary School Brampton, Ontario

Ontario Secondary School Diploma September 2014 - June 2018

McMaster University Biology Program Hamilton, Ontario

Bachelor's Degree in Biology September 2019 - June 2021

McMaster University Medical School Hamilton, Ontario

Medical License September 2021 - June 2025


Peel Memorial Center for Integrated Health and Wellness Brampton, Ontario

Assistant Clinical Services Manager October 2022 - April 2023

  • Supported the day to day operations of the outpatient services offered at PMC
  • Provided leadership to an inter professional team in order to enable application of best practices
  • Effectively communicated and led processes in delivering safe, competent and ethically-based patient inspired and cost effective services

Brampton Civic Hospital Brampton, Ontario

Home Dialysis Coordinator July 2021 - October 2022

  • Addressed the needs of a specific and unique patient population
  • Educated patients about modalities of dialysis
  • Offered support to doctors and nurses

Dusk Medical Center Brampton, Ontario

Pharmacy Technician April 2019 - March 2021

  • Filled and prepared a prescription for a patient
  • Administrative and bookkeeping tasks
  • Responsible for inventory control
  • Stocked shelves with medical drugs

FreshCo Brampton, Ontario

Store Clerk July 2018 - March 2019

  • Communicated with customers and ensured they were satisfied
  • Communicated prices and deals with customers
  • Spoke multiple languages in order to communicate with customers

Starbucks Brampton, Ontario

Cashier July 2016 - October 2016

  • Communicated prices and deals with customers
  • Spoke multiple languages in order to communicate with customers
  • Provided customers with help and answered their questions

Burger Queen Brampton, Ontario

Chef April 2014 - April 2014

  • Prepared burgers and other types of foods for customers
  • Learned to interact with customers
  • Developed cooking skills


Louise Arbour Secondary School Science Fair February 2017 - February 2017

  • Volunteer judge
  • Communicated with other judges
  • Viewed and judged projects on a fair basis

Member of Soccer Team June 2016 - October 2022

  • Captain from 2017 - 2021
  • Won MVP award in 2015
  • Played a total of 76 games

Brampton Library Reading Contest February 2008 - March 2016

  • Participated in reading contests hosted by the Brampton Library
  • Won in 2013 and 2016
  • Read a total of 276 books


Muslim Athletic Academy Brampton, Ontario

Coaching Children October 2014 - February 2016

  • Coached young children on how to fairly play sports
  • Gained leadership qualities
  • Developed a better sense of responsibility

William Osler Health Center Brampton, Ontario

Patient Care September 2016 - August 2017

  • Experienced how a hospital functions
  • Learned how to establish relationships with a patient
  • Learned how to treat a patient.
  • Learned to efficiently communicate with patients

William Osler Health Center Brampton, Ontario

Shadowed an Emergency Medicine Physician June 2021 - September 2024

  • Learned how to operate as a doctor in a fast-paced environment
  • Learned to make quick decisions
  • Assisted the physician in day to day operations

Sandalwood Medical Center Brampton, Ontario

Shadowed a Family Physician June 2019 - February 2021

  • Managed and prescribed medicine at a local clinic
  • Gained clinical experience
  • Assisted the physician in day to day operations


  • Scientific Skills
  • Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
  • Ability to prepare written materials
  • Reasoning skills
  • Patient care skills
  • Able to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  • Good work ethic
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Advanced mathematical, statistical, and analytical ability
  • Training in first-aid and CPR
  • Ability to manage and organize information
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Fluent in four languages; English, Urdu, French, Hindi


High School Science Fair April 2017

  • Project based on Aerodynamics and Bridge Design
  • Won award for Best Scientific Idea

Perfect Attendance Award June 2018

  • Attended school on a consistent basis

High School Honour Roll June 2018

  • Achieved average of 90% in all four years of High School
  • Received certificate


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma June 2018

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology June 2021

  • Medical Degree June 2025


  • Watching wildlife documentaries
  • Reading fictitious books
  • Socializing with patients and friends
  • Learning about the human body
  • Travelling - exploring exotic countries
  • Sports: Soccer, cricket, basketball


  • Ms. Kuhl, Secondary School Principal, Louise Arbour Secondary School, 905-793-5451,

  • Ms. Dhaliwal, Secondary School Teacher, Louise Arbour Secondary School, 905-793-5451,

  • Ms. Tran, Secondary School Teacher, Louise Arbour Secondary School, 905-793-5451, p0124424@pdsb.netIjaz Chaudhary, Emergency Room Physician, William Osler Health Center, 9054942120


My future career goal is to become a family physician who runs a private clinic. A family physician is a type of doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treating various diseases, physiological disorders, and physical injuries of their patients. This career path comes with multiple benefits, luxuries, and advantages; however, it also has some disadvantages. The challenges which a family physician must endure or overcome includes working long and irregular work hours, the chances of experiencing physician burnout, and having to pay off a very large student debt.

To begin, family physicians often work irregular hours, including nights and weekends. Family physicians may be on-call 24 hours a day, this means that they will need to leave wherever they are and whatever they are doing to go to their clinic or hospital. Furthermore, due to the amount of people requiring medical attention, family physicians usually work long hours. Family physicians typically work 50 hours per week, of which 30 hours are spent working with and treating patients (Service Canada). This amount can also increase and rise up to 60 hours in a given week if more patients require medical attention. Additionally, family physicians may also be required to work during the weekend, in order to accommodate the needs of the patient. This unsteady working environment is a major challenge for family physicians because they have to adapt this unstable work schedule into their personal life. This challenge will require family physicians to spend more time in their clinic or hospital and less time with family, friends, and peers. For example, if the child of a family physician's joins an extracurricular program such as a soccer team, then it will be extremely hard for a family physician to make time to attend their child’s soccer games because they will be busy treating patients and writing medical reports. The best possible method of overcoming this challenge is for a family physician to develop strong organizational skills, this will allow him/her to create and organize a detailed schedule which outlines the day’s which the family physician is not working and the days which he/she is working. After developing this schedule, a family physician can then plan his/her life accordingly and have all the major family plans (ex: parties and get-togethers) during the day’s he/she has off, and ensure that he/she does not have anything important planned during days he/she is working or is on-call. Overall, this challenge is very difficult to overcome and having strong organizational skills is the best possible way of conquering it.

Furthermore, another challenge which family physicians can potentially face is physician burnout. Physician burnout occurs when a doctor feels a sense of physical and emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a reduced level of personal accomplishment (AAFP). Family physicians can develop a sense of physical and emotional exhaustion, which is a symptom of physician burnout, after they have been emotionally drained, depleted and worn out by work, and are unable to recover during non-working hours. Another symptom of physician burnout is depersonalization, this occurs when a family physician develops a negative attitude towards patients and their concerns, this negative attitude slowly develops as a doctor feels more put upon by his/her patients. The final symptom of physician burnout is a reduced level or personal accomplishment, this develops over time if a physician is unable to see the fruits of his labor (how his diagnoses and treatment plans helped a patient), or if a physician experiences a loss of life which causes him/her to questions his/her medical skills. All of these multiple symptoms lead towards one large problem, which is physician burnout. Physician burnout can have very negative implications on a family physician's career, and it is very important that a family physician takes the right steps in order to avoid being burned out by his/her work. A solution to this challenge is simply for a physician to take continuous vacations and days off of work to have some personal time and to interact with friends and family. Since a family physician earns a well above average income, he/she can take a vacation or a few days off of work without worrying about their financial state, and by interacting with family and friends, a family physician will be able to relieve most of the stress which he/she receives from their work.

Lastly, another very critical challenge which family physicians must overcome is being able to pay off a very large student debt once they finish their studies and begin working. The amount of student debt which a family physician needs to pay off is usually based on the type of courses they took, for how long they took them, and where they took them. The cost for 4 years of undergraduate studies in the field of Biology at McMaster University is $28,800, and the cost for 4 years of medical school is an extra $80,000 at McMaster University, this results in a total of $108,000 to acquire all the required knowledge which an individual needs to become a family physician (HealthForceOntario). If a student applies for a student loan in order to afford these different courses, then they will need to address the challenge of being able to pay the loan off once they start working as a family physician. If an individual is unable to pay off this loan in time once they begin working, then they will be in a great amount of debt in a few years’ time. A solution to this challenge is for a family physician to have a strong sense of budgeting, once a family physician begins to work, he/she should begin to pay off his debt immediately through budgeting the amount of money he spends on his needs and wants. This will allow a family physician to quickly pay off his/her student debt and once he/she pays it off, they will be able to purchase their needs and wants without worry.

To conclude, multiple challenges which a family physician may have to overcome once he/she begins working includes long and irregular work hours, the chances of experiencing physician burnout, and having to pay off a very large student debt.

Works Cited

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"Lifestyle & Income in Family Medicine." AAFP. Web. 23 May 2016.