If you are currently writing your medicine essay, or are simply looking for ideas to write about, here are some suggestions for topics.
1. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” – Stephen King
Write about how this quote relates to medicine/your career goals. For example, if your medical specialty requires a lot of reading, then without it you won’t be able to become successful in that field.
Or write about how staying up late every night just to finish watching an episode or two of Game of Thrones isn’t worth it if you could’ve spent that time studying!
2. Stem cell research is becoming more popular and versatile as technology advances.
Discuss the pros and cons for stem cell research both now and in the future.
3. Do you agree or disagree with this statement: “You’re never too old to be a new mother.” Why?
4. Discuss the pros and cons of medical marijuana legalization.
For example, as long as there is proper regulation, legalizing marijuana could help ease the guilt of those who needed it but were afraid of breaking the law; however, an increased number of individuals abusing marijuana may lead to further complications for those suffering from addiction.
Superbugs are bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics; they can only be treated with certain medications. Discuss how this issue will affect medicine in the future and any possible solutions that could/should be implemented to aid doctors in treating these superbugs.
A possible solution could be creating a new kind of antibiotic in order to treat infectious diseases.
6. The healthcare system in Japan vs the United States
The healthcare system in Japan is very different from that of the United States; for example, pharmaceutical companies are often run by doctors and patients share medical bills with their doctors after treatment. Compare and contrast how these two systems work and the pros/cons for each.
Pros: can lead to higher quality care because health professionals want the best possible outcome for every patient; creates stronger doctor-patient bond because it forces both parties to take more responsibility for treatment plans
Cons: can lead to higher costs overall if treatment doesn’t yield the desired result or comes with unexpected outcomes; can cause unnecessary stress or burden on the doctor to always work harder and longer; patients may share fewer medical bills with their doctors if they accumulate too high of a percentage over time
7. Write about your experience in shadowing a doctor, such as a family physician or pediatrician, and how it helped you form your own ideas for your future career path.
8. How could technology be utilized in order to improve the quality of care?
9. “Patients are not just bodies in need of repair – they are whole people whose social needs have an impact on health.”
Discuss this statement and any ways in which social determinants influence a patient’s likelihood of getting sick.
Examples: income level influences where patients can afford to live, thus increasing exposure to environmental hazards those in poorer communities may not have been as exposed to, such as lead paint; access to clean water can increase/decrease exposure to disease-causing bacteria
Social needs that affect health care quality: housing, transportation, food accessibility
10. The United States spends more money on healthcare than any other country in the world but is ranked 49th in life expectancy.
Discuss this statistic and possible reasons for why it could be true.
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