This is such a special field to be in. Patients let you into the most intimate aspects of their lives, and often I have the privilege to help them through very difficult times. Advances in the field have led to our ability to cure patients, or help patients achieve a long term remission, who previously had no hope. I am also able to help navigate the transition into hospice and discuss end of life care for those who are not able to receive treatment, or do not wish to pursue therapy. It is a unique subspeciality because it allows for the development of the doctor-patient relationships and in most cases, requires continuity of care. The science has always fascinated me, but the patients and my ability to develop long term relationships with them and their families, is the main reason I chose this field. I am fortunate that I have found a career that enables me to pursue a field I am passionate about while helping people. It also allows me to incorporate my passions for public speaking, education and writing.