During my junior year of high school, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Arthritis walk in Philadelphia. Volunteering at the event allowed me to gain deeper intellectual engagement and also influenced my future career. At the event, I had the opportunity to meet several people who suffered with Arthritis. When observing the many effects that Arthritis had on people it widened my eyes to the lack of healthcare in society. By the end of the day a lightbulb went off in my head and I knew for sure that I wanted a career in medicine. I was certain that a career in health services was for me because each person with arthritis warmed my heart and my mind began wondering about endless ways to better their situation. Since I was a young girl I was sensitive, caring, and always trying to find a way to help someone out of a bad situation. There are
As the coming years approach, I want my future to hold both the passion to explore new opportunities and the strength to overcome new challenges. With the experiences of my high school career, I aspire to take all the things I learned to transition into a college environment where my ideas can be challenged and shared. Where I can learn from others; where I can seek the opportunity to make a direct impact towards saving lives. I believe I can do great things. Through tenacity I will not only be gratified in becoming a doctor, but also be able to share my compassion for others through
While interning in the Children's Clinic, I had the incredible opportunity to go and visit the NICU. This program had also introduced me how to write a medical research paper. Mini med school gave me a lot of informative information everyday by health professions which they discussed about the ongoing medical issues and other problems like drug use and criminal issues our community is facing. I have also taken classes in High School such as Ap Biology, Ap chemistry, and AP Psychology that exposes me to everyday medical terminology that health professionals use. Information offered by these classes made it easier to communicate and understand doctors.I have taken every opportunity to better prepare myself to the challenges of the medical field. During the internship, I mainly focused on the nursing branch, I shadowed nurse practitioners and registered nurses in action and how they handled medical issues and was also given the opportunity to learn and ask about their challenges in nursing school and how they had overcome it. I was able to learn about the responsibilities and special skills required to be a nurse and received advices from the nurses on how to be successful in nursing school. I have also been self studying Human Physiology and Anatomy. Its the medical field that best describes me. I love to give back to my
After visiting numerous countries and states on 5 continents, I have learned that education-something commonly taken for granted here- is not always equally distributed or is inaccessible due to poverty or segregation in various places. Therefore, I surmise that attending the Stanford CSI Program is an opportunity that should not be thrown away; rather, it should be embraced because many are barred from having any education whatsoever. If I am selected to participate in this program, I would bring my intellectual curiosity: this desire to learn in the hopes of applying the insight I gain in the future. I always branch out, break the status quo, and apply myself to any activity I am a part of to create an exceptional work environment for anyone I work with. Given my self-driven tenacity and passion to become a medical professional, I believe that I will be a valuable asset to the Stanford CSI Internship. Through this program, I would get the opportunity to probe the workings of various medical specialties and gain knowledge, maturity, and responsibility; however, I'm applying because I know that my future begins
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
Next, science is the light that keeps us out of the dark ages. If science did not evolve, we would have many unanswered questions related to real life, die with terrifying diseases, and starve without hygiene and nutritious food. Because science has an impact on every aspect of our lives, I am eager in exploring this immense field of study and improve society through healthcare. When it comes to STEM field and school, on top of maintaining good GPA and grades, I devote my time well to my extracurriculars. Starting 7th grade, my passion for opting the medical field has strengthened due to my influential pediatrician. This enhanced drastically as I started gaining many volunteering and shadowing experiences throughout high school. As a freshman, I started taking advantage of majority of the opportunities around me like joining HOSA (Health Occupations Students Of America), Steminism, NHS, UPMC Passavant, Senior Living Facility. Covering a wide range of areas in healthcare-- volunteering/shadowing a geriatrician, pharmacist, nurse, surgeon and more-- solidified my aspiration. However, when I think about the medical field, clinical is not the only side. Research plays a huge role in medicine because without this, we would have inadequate knowledge about science and also would not have access to all these sophisticated treatments. Bayer School Scholars Program is a great opportunity for students like me to
Over the past few years, I assumed the role of a pioneer. I went through hardships adjusting to my new home, and an entirely different school system. Today, I thrive to get a good education to become a physician,so that in the future my family will not continue to struggle as much as we are struggling now. Unlike most thirteen year olds who might have no idea of their purpose in life, my purpose was handed to me. Since the age of thirteen I knew what I had to do, I knew where my focus lie, and it was with making life better for my
Exploring various research opportunities on campus and summer internships have allowed me to shape what I want my future to look like. When the time approached to set my personal and professional goals, I made a conscientious decision to enter a field that would allow me to leave a positive impact on mankind, while adding to the current body of research. There is more that can be done by combining research and medicine, and additional steps I can take to enhance scientific advances. These convictions, coupled with my passion for medicine and science, were significant factors in my interest in becoming a physician-scientist, pursuing an MD-PhD. As a scientist, I see how creation and innovation can aid. As a future medical doctor, I see the need to treat, heal, and
When I was six I wanted to be Hannah Montanna. When I was 12 I still dreamed of becoming a pop-star, but figured I could have a second job too – just in case. I’m seventeen now and I’ve have read Maya Angalou and Ralph Waldo Emerson; I’ve studied American history, marvled at astounding scientific discoveries, and cheered for political revolutions. I've traveled to different states and analyzed geological features for the aesthetic beauty and for the geological history. I've done many things, the logical step here would be then for me to pick; speak or forever hold my peace, but in all honesty, I don't know what I want to be. My six-year old self would say it's because I've seen too much, I think it's because I haven't seen enough. I want to
One of the most attractive components rooted in the etiology of the PLME program lies in the ability to pursue a true love of learning outside the conventional medical school. The scholarly thinker in me wishes to continue growing and enriching all sides of my character, not just the one-dimensional side born of a STEM foundation, but those belonging to a broad liberal arts education.
Growing up in an impoverished area of the Mexican border pushed my parents to send me to the U.S. to obtain a better education. Through self-discipline and persistency I slowly broke through my language barrier, however other obstacles crossed my path that required more than simply persistency. As I become comfortable with my new environment, I developed a deep curiosity about the world around me especially human physiology. My parents' careers involved science and medicine on a daily basis, this sparked my curiosity significantly towards medicine and science, and the principles of my institution helped me discover my vocation. These principles and interests ultimately led me to what I believe
I realize that my most impactful development occurs in education when my determination as a student is complimentary to the university’s efforts to teach. Beginning my education at a community college, I master my learning ability by focusing on teaching and how to learn each subject most efficiently. Coming to Boulder with an Associate’s Degree, I realized how much more I am able to do with more resources and mentors. Leading research, becoming a learning assistant and challenging myself in courses taught me how much I can learn from an eclectic student body and faculty. To continue expanding and learning, I aspire to challenge myself academically and gain diverse clinical experience as part of UCSF’s MD/PhD Program. The Tetrad Program is designed for students, like myself, that want to expand their interdisciplinary research and collaboratively lead discoveries in medicine. By recognizing the benefits of a researcher’s and a clinician’s perspectives, I hope to develop both viewpoints as an MD/PhD
Life is full of wonderful and unique opportunities that each individual experiences. Many people said that academic success is one of the best ways to achieve a great future, but I also agree that taking the chance to learn from a different perspective other than the classroom can enhance the intelligent of a person. Since I was little, learning was something I was always passionate about. On the other hand, meeting new friends was never an act I enjoyed because I was too scared that others wouldn’t like me. When I became a member of HOSA: Future Health Professional, my life changed dramatically as I got the chance to explore who I am as a person, a friend, a future health professional, and most importantly, a leader.
Two decades and many existential crises later, one single aspect of my life has pulled me through: that passion I experienced as a child. I have questioned the source of this motivation more than once, and have sought out to put myself in all possible situations that would predict how I would feel later in my life as a doctor to make sure this passion was not mere infatuation.
What excites me most about the medical humanities program is that it encompasses the actual knowledge utilize in healthcare today. Medicine is not solely about memorizing chemical formulas, drugs, or the origins of diseases. Medicine is about combining the knowledge of these aspects with knowledge about people and being able to manipulate this information for the context depending on the environment. Furthermore, I am extremely interested in anthropology and even more cultural anthropology. As a matter of fact, cultural anthropology is related to the subject of my current study about how geographic location, ethnic origin, or race impacts the importance of healthcare.