Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine: Personal Statement

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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. Also, I was a student representative for the school when the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation team came from Washington DC to assess the outstanding viability of the school in their once in seven years visit. …show more content…

I graduated from Yale College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History where I also took global public health courses at the Yale School of Public Health. My education in public health helped me in endeavors such as working as a nutrition counselor at Haven Free Clinic and participating in a health communications project in the Solomon Islands. I have also published research with the Yale Violence and Health Group and World Health Organization’s Violence Prevention Alliance, focusing on large-scale health care outcomes related to violence in its multiple forms and conflict and post-conflict interventions. Also prior to medical school, I worked in the University of Texas’ Adolescent Development Research Group, focusing on behavioral science interventions to promote healthy behaviors in adolescents. I believe my most vital role as a physician will be to find the most effective ways to connect with my patients. In the specialty I choose, I would like to conduct my medical career in a setting that converges between urban and rural

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