Like many other patients I would see that year, this man suffered from an illness that only a combination of psychological and medical care would effectively treat.I realized then that I wanted to be able to help people by using that particular combination of skills only a psychiatrist develops.
This tragic tale signified the moment at which I realized psychiatry was the only career path I could take.
I was working in the Emergency Room at Wirth Memorial Hospital one night when a man walked in wearing a monkey costume and holding his head. After a nurse asked him a few questions, I listened in surprise as he explained that he had been a monkey all of his life and knew that it was time to live with his brothers in the trees.
You are number 49, and your reader is tired, bored, and thinking about lunch. Assure your audience that you are capable academically, willing to stick to the program’s demands, and interesting to have around. The voice you use and the style in which you write can intrigue your audience. Remember when your high school English teacher said “never say ‘I’”?
Here’s your chance to use all those “I”s you’ve been saving up.
The essay may take two forms: This is a hard essay to write.
It’s probably much more personal than any of the papers you have written for class because it’s about you, not World War II or planaria.
A hint: you may find yourself writing a good, specific sentence right after a general, meaningless one.
If you spot that, try to use the second sentence and delete the first.
If you think your essay is a fit for Modern Love or our Opinion pages, information on how to submit to each is below. ********The editors of Rites of Passage, a column that appears regularly in Styles, want to hear your stories.
A “Rite of Passage” can be something big or small, humorous or serious, but the best stories tend to be about a specific experience that had some lasting impact on your life.