Dr. Winner received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University in 2001, and then took an astounding three year break before even beginning medical school. Interestingly, she decided to enter onto the pre med track later in college and so she applied later as well, which accounted for one year of her break. However, being from Alaska, one of her desires was to go to the University of Washington in Seattle, as it was considered a state medical school because Alaska did not have one. She applied there, but was rejected. Columbia University, however, did accept her, but she did not want to go there, as she viewed it as being “halfway across the country from her.” So she asked to defer her enrollment and surprisingly, they allowed it. So, in that year
In all fifty states of America, it is probably hard for some students to pick which college to go to. Some would go Midwest, down south or all way to the west coast, but I believe that my state university will give me the best education. Only forty-five minutes away from home, Rutgers can offer me the greatest learning facilities, several of challenging classes and be part of a diverse community where I can achieve my personal enrichment and career goals.
I was raised in a third world country where only few people living in major cities had access to health care, whereas the majority residing in suburbs and rural areas struggled to find a doctor. I believe that health care should be accessible to everyone regardless of his or her
When my interest and desire to become a physician went underway during my Junior year of undergrad, I had the desire to attend a medical school that I would fit into well, obtain a great medical education, and enjoy the years that I would spend at the school. I wanted to find a school that I could use my diverse skills to improve not only the student body and community, but also my life by being at a school with a similar vision as I have for myself. When researching universities that would fit this mold I came across Morehouse School of Medicine. After researching the school's mission and goals, I felt that I fit into the mold of a diverse individual looking for a nurturing environment where I could gain an effective medical education. The
Just as the institution is eager to continue embracing the ever-changing world of healthcare and medicine, I too embody this same distinguishing characteristic. Throughout my undergraduate experiences I have learned in order to be a steward and servant of the medical profession one must exercise teamwork, service, empathy, accountability, and optimism; all of which coincide with the tenets that are declared by the Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine culture. Attending this medical school would be one of the greatest rewards for my motivation and persistence. I know for certain there would be no greater experience than to be a part of the Meharry Medical College
Succeeding in medical school will require a tremendous amount of perseverance and passion. No one gets into medical school without demonstrating perseverance and overcoming the challenges that occur throughout the journey. I have persevered through being denied admission during a previous application cycle and throughout difficult coursework while pursuing a master’s degree. Not only did I overcome the challenges that I faced, but excelled academically, at my job, and in extracurricular activities. By continuing to pursue my dream I was exposed to numerous experiences and underwent significant personal development. I understand that medical school will present very difficult material and more frequent challenges, but my goal is to be a physician
I am applying to the Carver College of Medicine because of its commitment to meeting community needs and advancing medicine through research. Growing up in a rural Midwestern community with hundreds of uninsured residents has helped me to understand the importance of meeting community needs. Until 2010, emergency rooms were the primary source of medical care for many uninsured residents; therefore, concerned medical professionals opened the C.A.R.E. Clinic for the uninsured. As a 5 year clinic volunteer, I have witnessed the improvement of the mental and physical health of these hard working uninsured citizens. I also saw the success of medical professionals and community members coming together to solve an important problem. In addition, through organometallic and lupus research I learned the importance of critical questioning, hypothesizing, and analytical thinking. Refining these skills for patient diagnosis and medical advancement is essential to becoming a successful physician. Therefore, I believe the strong Medical Student Research program will give me this opportunity. I would be honored to work with physicians such as Dr. Bishop on intestinal diseases, because I have seen how IBD can decrease quality of life. Dr. Wehby’s work on the economics of healthcare is also fascinating to me as an economics major as it
Trinity Washington University is like a train full of dreams, adventures, emotions, and fears, where the goal is to reach the final destination with the knowledge, maturity, and experience to change the world. I’m getting close to the last stop, even though, I’ve had many obstacles in my way, my self-confidence and perseverance has kept me on the right track.
For a split second I caught myself reconsidering my future that I have thought for so long I had all figured out. As the President of the Ole Miss chapter of AMSA began the meeting, I found myself starting to relax a little. I listened to all the things that most medical school reviewers look for on a transcript and application, and all the things she talked about were offered through this organization or were made much simpler with the aid that it provides. The speaker went on to say that AMSA was not simply a “medical school prep”, but it was heavily involved in community service. Following the speech by the President, Dr. Gray got on stage to tell us about his experience as a member of the review board at the University of Arkansas Medical School, and he shared some of the things that he, as a reviewer, found as positives and negatives in an application. When the meeting was coming to an end, we were encouraged to join the national chapter of AMSA as well as the Ole Miss
Since the 8th grade, I’ve known I wanted to be a student at Howard University. Howard University has cleared every major specification that I so very looked for in school in a way no other school could ever. From the moment I stepped on campus the beginning of my junior year, I knew this was the place that I would be able to thrive and inherently become a better “Me”. Howard exudes a certain liveliness that attracts me… Whether it’s the prestige and notably, the mass opportunities presented to all of its students, or the noticeable ambition that exude off each student; I Matthew Smith want to be part of it.
Please state your reasons for applying to Creighton University School of Medicine. 2,000 characters I believe Creighton University School of Medicine will meet both my professional goals and personal needs. Professionally, the emphasis on advancing knowledge and the overall wellbeing of patients will enable me to become a compassionate knowledgeable physician. The collaborative work between Dr. Huele and Dr. Gallagher, which incorporates organometallic chemistry and medicine, is particularly fascinating. My undergraduate research in organometallic chemistry and Lupus lacked this direct connection between these two disciplines. As I am looking into medical schools, the possibility of connecting my organometallic research experience with medicine is intriguing. I am also interested in attending Creighton University because of the commitment to serving others. As a five year volunteer at the C.A.R.E. Clinic for the uninsured, I have seen the difference free compassionate medical care can make for this underserved population. I am passionate about the importance of quality medical care for all human life. Finally, a faith based medical university allows me to nourish my faith while learning about medicine. A summer internship at a medical examiner’s office taught me about the complexities of
Attending Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s would allow me to contribute to the mission of developing solutions to help residents of Washington. Whether it was developing innovative teaching methods in coaching or finding solutions to challenges faced in research, part of my personality is finding unique and innovative solutions
While researching medical schools, the mission and values of TCMC struck a personal chord. I was invited to an open house and learned that the final two years of medical school are spent in hospitals and doctor’s offices focusing on patient and family-centered medicine. TCMC values community health and teaches their students the importance of quality healthcare while encouraging their students to practice in rural areas. Growing up in rural PA, I have witnessed firsthand a shortage of doctors in our area--scheduling an appointment with certain physicians requires a patient to wait for weeks to months. My father and I discussed how difficult it was seeing patients immediately and the challenges of referring patients. Given TCMC’s focus on the community and rural medicine, my aspirations to practice medicine in the area I was raised, and my commitment to providing high quality healthcare, I believe that the culture and values of TCMC are the perfect fit for me.
Personal Statement When I think of medicine I think of diversity. The medical field contains a multiplicity of individuals, culture, and exchange; exposure to the Guatemalan culture offers a plethora of experience that allows me to build on personal growth, educational enhancements, and the opportunity to make a difference. The availability
Personal statement: What leadership and service qualities do you have which you feel would make you an excellent addition to the University Marshals? How do you serve as a leader?