The Most Important Event Or Non Academic Activity Essay

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Describe the single MOST important event or non-academic activity in your life and explain why it’s significant. (250)

While being recruited to play basketball, I was asked if I would rather dissect a body or a defense. Though I chose to pursue a career in medicine, basketball has shaped me into the person I am today. As a young child living in the inner city of Newark, basketball was a sanctuary for me because it allowed me to escape the harsh realities that surrounded me. I began to play organized basketball at the age of seven and departed from the game at the age of twenty-three. The countless hours spent perfecting moves fostered my undying determination and work ethic. Ironically, there was also a benefit that came from my injuries sustained while playing. My love of medicine became fueled by the desire to acquire knowledge on the human body as a means to take preventative measures against injuries.

What activity or accomplishment are you MOST proud of? (250)

I was awarded the Student Service Leadership Award, during the baccalaureate ceremony preceding my graduation at Xavier University of Louisiana. This honor is important to me because it solidifies that while attending the university I was able to help make a positive difference on campus and the surrounding community. While I have gained other honors, this is the most important because it is a result of practicing my life goal of serving the underserved. I believe that it is up to every person to leave an
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