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Personal Essays for Medical School

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Part of the College’s mission is to be “responsive to the unmet needs of medically underserved populations.” This is exactly what I intend to pursue in my medical practice, focusing on underprivileged communities. My research experience at PTRL West and at Pfizer Laboratory has strengthened my interest in scientific rigor. I have also made it a personal goal as an aspiring physician-researcher to undertake research on diabetes, which is a debilitating disease which afflicts the Latino population.Among the most memorable experiences of altruism I have been engaged in is my volunteering stint at the Making Changes Freedom School. This non-profit organization aims to make a difference in the lives of youths through education. Through well-designed curricula, I was successful at improving students’ academic performance; more importantly, I made a dent in students’ personal lives by inculcating in them values – this is an especially critical phase in their lives as they are elementary, middle, and high school students who are in their formative years. Apart from helping them become assertive to evade the usual delinquencies of drugs, violence, and alcohol, I also teach them to be achievers – to dream and to aspire. I have also helped those who have succumbed to these vices by making them accept their situation and to be actively involved in their rehabilitation. Once there is acceptance, multi-cultural volunteers like me have the chance to help them cope with these issues. One particular activity is the ‘Challenge Day’; where I facilitate sessions in teaching them how to cope with violence, peer pressure and alienation. At this very impressionable stage, these youths need to have good role models who may edify them through example. This has inspired me to strive to be the best, self-actualized individual I can be, knowing that part of them relies on my example. I have had similar experiences with other institutions, including Tutor Experts and the Center for Science Excellence at Contra Costa College. While these have occurred at different stages of my life, they are similar in goals and essence; that is, helping the youth to reach their full potential through teaching.I have also served as an American Red Cross volunteer in San Francisco. This has given me thorough exposure to individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. Through my proficiency in the Spanish language,
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  • Pages: 4 (1000 words)
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