A quarterly-published, topically-based newsmagazine


A quarterly-published, topically-based newsmagazine


A quarterly-published, topically-based newsmagazine


Protective Profession Q&A

Q&A with Berit Van Beynen, pediatrics and medical care

What would you like to do when you are older that would be considered protecting people?

I want to go into the medical field, specifically pediatrics. Many think of going into the medical field for the money but that is not the case for me.


Why were you called to this profession?

I was inspired to pursue being a doctor due to my family being very involved in the medical field. Most of my relatives, including my mom are in the field. I would always hear stories when my mom was off work, and how she helped someone live. I would consider helping someone live protectionism. You’re helping someone who at that moment has no control over anything, and saving them– you’re protecting them against other harm. 


Why would you consider pediatrics a protectionism field?

I would consider pediatrics a protectionism field because not only are you helping individuals who legally do not have as much say in things, but you can also help them bring their issues or thoughts to light. When being a kid, sometimes your concerns are overlooked, I have experienced that, especially within the doctor’s office. You can be seen as being over dramatic or lying about the issues you facing when down the road they can turn into something much more serious. 


When did you come to this conclusion?

I came to this conclusion when I was a sophomore. I have been to the doctor a lot, but when I heard my other friends say things about how their doctor treated them or wasn’t taking them seriously I was thrown off guard. Doctors are supposed to help and protect individuals’ health, and simply denying or saying an individual is wrong about their health or how they are feeling is not what a good doctor should be doing.


Is there anything else you’d like to share? 

Yes. I know being involved in a career like this can be overwhelming, but I ultimately do want to go into to project these individuals who may not have been heard before in their concerns. 


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