When people hear the word “college”, many panic inside at the thought. But, when I hear the word “college” I think about Illinois State University. In early July, I attended an Open House at ISU for my very first official college visit. As I stepped onto campus, I couldn’t but help to feel like it was my future home. Many aspects of the tour made me draw nearer to choosing this college after finishing my High School career. Illinois State University seems to fit my personality very well, has an amazing program for what I want to study, and is an outstanding campus for my academic strengths and weaknesses.
The Honors College at Lone Star presents itself as an immense opportunity for me to truly exhibit the potential which I strive to exude. It provides not only convenience to my family and I, but reassurance that I can receive an honorary level of education just a few miles from home. As I traverse through high school, I always hold a subconscious idea of the future I wish to lead and the effort which it demands, but I never became discouraged by the years of education which I must accomplish. In fact, this factor only accelerates my ambition to excel in what several appear to be abandoning as of late: medicine.
I chose to apply to Georgetown University School of Medicine for several reasons that I think will allow me to become a well-prepared physician. I envision myself working in primary care in underserved communities and what Georgetown University School of Medicine aims to train their students to be medical professionals with empathy and respect are qualities that I am looking for as a prospective medical student from a medical school’s mission and vision. The more than one hundred and fifty years of experience that this institution has and its continuation of providing the best education and always putting the service to others first are the main reasons why I applied to this medical school.
Growing up, people would always ask "what do you want to be when you grow up?" as a young child my answer was always “a princess”. Eventually, I realized this dream of mine was unrealistic and began to lean towards a profession in the medical field. The world of medicine enthralled me, even as a child. Flash-forward to senior year of high school where the most common question asked became “where are you thinking of going to college?” As time went on, I had a solid idea of what school I wanted to attend in the fall. When I was accepted to all of my top choices, the decision became a challenge. Strangely enough, Xavier University of Louisiana was the last school I applied to. In fact, it was nowhere on my radar until I did my research.
My grandfather, a pediatrician for forty years, was the first college graduate in his family. His home office was my daycare. From my earliest memories, education and medicine was often a topic of discussion when my family gathered. I heard the conversations about college applications and essays and saw the anticipation awaiting acceptance. I saw the excitement of “getting in” multiple times throughout my life. As professionals, passionate about their careers, I hear conversations of patients and students. The UCONN graduates in my family are a testament not only to the high quality of education UCONN offers, but the quality of people it forms and the contagious, positive experiences they want to share from college and
When planning my pre-medical schedule at the University of Iowa, I found a first year seminar titled “Journey to Medical School.” All of the fears, ambitions, and everything I could think of regarding my journey to medical school was covered in the seminar. I left the class feeling terrified, but more than that, excited and prepared for what was to come within my next 8 years. One of the class periods was filled with the intellect of students who currently attend Carver Medical School. During that class period, I was mesmerized by the way the students carried themselves. They talked with poise and grace. Listening to them talk about how their journey was going made my heart putter – I was terrified, yet excited to continue on my own
At the start of my journey to settle on a college, I attempted to list out any factual information I knew about Case Western and UGA. I asked myself the crucial question, “What makes Case Western any different from UGA?” From there, my decision to choose Case Western originated from the fact that it is a school that emphasizes the science and engineering departments, and its medical school is ranked highly by many sources online. As a student wanting to pursue the pre-med track in college, I wanted to decide that this would be a decisive factor in choosing Case Western as the school I want to go to. Knowing that UGA is a school that did not have better options for me than Case Western,
The high school senior year is indeed a rough year. Students are overwhelmed with stress applying for colleges, having their fingers crossed to be accepted in their first choice college. The primary step before applying for colleges is selecting which college best suits them in pursuing their dream career. Sometimes, more than half of the students dream of being in the medical field, satisfying that there’s still people in the world that want to help out others, and what’s better than helping them with their health. The hardest part of graduating includes that some learners are afraid of leaving their family and hometown, Arizona. It’s great that there are universities that can help undergraduates out in reaching their dream career.
While applying to medical school, it is vital to select schools that will provide a conducive environment for not only academic and professional success, but also personal growth and happiness. I chose to apply to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (UACOMP) because the school’s values align closely with my own, and the school’s culture will provide a helpful climate for fostering my personal and professional development.
After completion of high school, I moved on to Barry University where I majored in the premedical sciences in pursuit of my ultimate goal of becoming a medical doctor. A career in medicine is the only goal I have had as a child since my dad handed me an anatomy atlas while in primary school. The task was daunting, but with hard work and many late nights I persevered. The experience of college developed my communication skills, exposed me to several cultures and helped me to mature as a leader.
There are countless reasons why I have chosen Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier will guide me to exceed all of my expectations with plenty of effort, focus, and determination. One of my main reasons for coming to Xavier is the wonderful biology pre-med program. I know that Xavier's dedicated faculty has helped many African Americans attain their goals of completing medical school. Whether a professor teaches an essential concept or an academic advisor assists with application processes, Xavier has all of the resources I will need to go to medical school. Going into Xavier, my expectations include becoming an ideal candidate for medical school to become a dermatologist or pediatrician. I plan to meet this expectation through rigorous
I am addressing you because I am interested in becoming part of the George Mason University community. I have been considering to apply since last year, when I was a junior in high school. I believe it is a school that offers the programs I need to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in biology and later specialize in a school of medicine as a radiation oncologist. However, I might decide to complete the courses offered by the pre-medic program instead, which would also help me enter the school of medicine of my choice. I am also highly interested in playing volleyball while pursuing my career, and George Mason University offers both my educational and extracurricular interest. I strongly believe I am an excellent fit for George Mason University and that I will become a leader and a valuable asset for the school.
It showed the professors at George Mason provided inspiring material to their students that excited them to do more and strive beyond their goals. Overall, this is what encouraged me to look into George Mason, because I thrive on challenge and pushing past my comfort zone. I was intrigued by the research facilities and excited to learn how George Mason and its students are contributing to the world by combining technology and medical science to develop new tools and techniques to help medical professionals diagnose and treat patients. I was also impressed by the federal funding list was for these adventures. It was equally as exciting to read about George Mason supporting students of all majors from computer technology pushing issues web access, to political majors supporting legislations. There is nothing better than going to a college that supports the causes and findings of its students. I want to be part of an institution that isn’t solely focused on its curriculum but on the student, developing people to succeed in life not just in a career field. I’m excited to have a chance to be part of a challenging and inspiring
“Come on in ma’am” I uttered in Spanish to the women clad in a colorful Mayan dress near the entrance of the clinic. It was my first day as a medical volunteer in Guatemala and I had been assigned the duty of interviewing patients and formulating differential diagnoses under the supervision of Dr. Reyes, the clinics' head physician. “Tell me about your headache” I said to the patient as she took her seat. She professed that her headache, which had bothered her for two weeks, was intermittent, diffuse and of moderate intensity. Her headache was often associated with a dry mouth and bouts of fatigue, especially after long days of working under the hot Guatemalan sun. Having neither a pharmacy within walking distance nor money to spare, she had resorted to using cold compresses to aid with her discomfort.