The AMA “Members Move Medicine” series profiles a wide variety of doctors, offering a glimpse into the passions of women and men navigating new courses in American medicine.
On the move with: Omer Bajwa, MD, who is a prospective internal medicine resident in Silver Spring, Maryland.
AMA member since: 2017.
What inspired me to pursue a career in medicine: I have always wanted to help people and I find that through learning the science of medicine I can make people’s lives better.
How I move medicine: Every day in clinical rotations by meeting different patients and learning from them, and also regularly attending the conferences and advocating for medicine.
Career highlights: Graduating from medical school with honors in different subjects and now applying for residency programs.
Advice I’d give to those interested in pursuing a career in medicine: Medicine is a very long journey so one should plan well and be very persistent.
How I give back to the community: By educating patients about their health issues.
Aspect of my work that means the most: Talking to patients and listening to their problems, and my knowledge for solving their problems.
My hope for the future of medicine: It is rapidly changing, and a lot of advancements are being made every day. I think with a lot of medical research going on, we will be able to further improve the lives of people. Also, we can use artificial intelligence to improve our efficiency in different health care settings.
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