Personally, I never was the most confident person when it came to competing or facing up to a challenge. This was mainly because I never felt “good enough” against individuals who were “better than me.” Having this mindset never had a positive effect on me. One day, however, I decided to no longer let this get the best of me. I needed to prove to myself that trying my best is always the optimal choice. So, I decided to sign up for a week long program called “DocPrep.” In this program, ten students in the entire school would have the opportunity to visit medical facilities, practice suturing, interact with human brains, see heart surgeries and meet many interesting people. After a day or two of being somewhat hesitant, I finally turned in my
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When I was thirteen years old, I knew I wanted to go into the medical field. Personally, I felt that that was my passion: to help people. Last year, while I was looking at the course catalog, I saw the words Ethics: Law, Business, and Medicine. Once I saw “medicine,” I put the class as my number one choice. Once I found out we were going to read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” I was interested but didn’t know how it could help me in the future.
I was somewhat nervous because of my mistake in the open hurdles; nevertheless, I had my teammates to encourage me. Despite my slipup, they told me there was no way I could lose and that we would win our national title. After winning and getting our national rings, I realized that all I had to do was believe in myself and my training would allow me run my personal best throughout the
It has taught me that to achieve success in any endeavor requires failure, but that is the beauty of the process. As a rising Junior, I am well aware of the challenges I will face in the future, particularly in college; such as the demanding academics and the array of distractions. My aspiration to join the medical field introduces its own obstacles. The rigorous academics and constant pressure to succeed can hinder one’s ability to thrive in an ambitious field. However, Devil Pups has given me the initiative required for such undertakings.
One of many reasons why I am drawn towards the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is because of its rigorous curriculum and the school’s mission and values. Being immersed to a primary care clinic during the beginning of school, in opinion, is vital to the learn experience as it gives the students a hands-on experience. Furthermore, the school’s main focus on diversity appeals to my attention as it promotes learning from various students with different backgrounds. Diversity in the school setting corresponds to the real world since physicians will always encounter patients from all walks of life. Being a student who quickly learns from firsthand experiences and who can easily collaborate with other individuals, I believe I will contribute
Unfortunately, I have not held any offices in the organizations above yet but I sure intend to. However, I have been a leader and mentor in many of the organizations. The National Society of Leadership and Success has taught me how to be an effective leader throughout my time here at Columbus State University. The Competitive Premedical Studies Program has allowed me to mentor those incoming students into the program and give helpful advice as how to make the most of the program.
From the very onset of my undergraduate career, I knew two things: I wanted to be a physician and I wanted to return home to work in my community. Growing up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, I was brought up in a rural, medically under-served area. Lack of facilities, short handed manpower, and patient ignorance of medical information all contribute to a rather rocky health care system within the community. Once I arrived to Xavier, I quickly joined a research lab, and have gained over 1000 hours of lab work. Additionally, through my research experiences, I gained immense amounts of both scientific and medical knowledge.
It is important to be self confident, because you are a leader, a self starter , and you can accomplish anything. “Ugh”, Clorinda said to herself as she rode the bus over to cheer try-outs. She looked outside her window sadly. Everyone else on the bus was just talking away and laughing. “Clo what's wrong with you?’ , said Amaya.
Ever since then, I have been planning my quest to eventually become a neurosurgeon. This includes my involvement in community service activities as they have exemplified my love for helping others. These activities have pushed me to become a neurosurgeon because there is something special in helping those less fortunate than me. Furthermore, I personally feel as if medicine is the best medium in order to express this
An example of when my confidence reigned supreme occurred during last year’s choir audition. I was anxious and fearful leading up to walking into the audition room, but I had nothing to worry about; as soon as I stepped foot inside the room, the nervousness disappeared as though it never existed in the first place. I communicated all the right things, hit all the right notes and felt amply confident in
I would like to express my utmost gratitude for scholarship support at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. The funds allotted will greatly help me toward achieving my goal of becoming a physician. I am very involved in the TTUHSC SOM community along with my coursework. As a member of the student government, I am one of two Educational Policy Committee Representatives for my class. I help bring pertinent information about educational policy changes to our class and participate in post-course reviews to improve courses for future classes.
A way that sports can give you self confidence is that when you're playing a sport everyone is cheering for you and when you do a good job you feel good about yourself. The New York Times Upfront magazine says, “ When an athlete performs well as a result of this kind of disciplined training, he or she develops genuine self-confidence.” ( Mark Hyman and Nathan Pitcock). It really does too because the reason why most children are playing is for fun and it’s always the most fun when you're winning or doing good, it makes you feel good. Another example is if you do so good in a sport that you are looking to be recruited to college.
but I did. I felt welcomed and enjoyed talking to Isaiah as he taught me how to backboard and Lauren as she taught me IV set up. Over all had a great time my first meeting and couldnt wait to come back. I saw that the explorer post could and would teach me more about the medical field compared to anyother thing. I loved the idea that as a 16 year old I could be trained and actually get to use my training on a patient, something I realize that even
Chauffeured in an ambulance to Children's Medical Center, a fleet of doctors stood at the doors of my single room awaiting my arrival. “Sixteen year old female with PE in the right lung” were the only words exchanged between them. And that was me; at age sixteen, just starting high school as a junior, I was diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Paramedics carted me into the pediatric ICU on a stretcher and was then subjected to an entire night of poking and prodding. Doctors and nurses came and went and exchanged what they knew and what they could predict for me.
It was in fourth grade when I started playing golf frequently. I would always run off into my backyard, drop my ball in the giant divot I usually play from, and start hitting the ball towards my golf flag. It was just a hobby at the time. I wasn’t super serious about trying to go to tournaments, nor was I trying to become like Tiger Woods. I just wanted to play the game.