In 300 words or less, state why you want to become a physician and what you can bring to the world of medical health in today’s multicultural society. If you are applying as a transfer student, please also state why you wish to transfer from your present institution and more specifically, why you wish to transfer to Ross University School of Medicine.
My passion and interest in medicine is deeply rooted in my childhood. Before I could even attain 10 years of age, my father was diagnosed with a severe cancer and later succumbed to it. I was then too young to understand everything, but I somehow held onto the feeling that I could have helped prevent my father’s death. A few years later, my mother decided to move with me and my two other sisters to the US. While attending to college I had opportunity to offer my services to the senior citizens undergoing different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. During this volunteer experience I realized that I had the ability to make such a difference. Later on, while attending to Rutgers I spent my summers participating in a premedical scholars program called NERA at NJ Medical School. I was delighted to be in a medical environment especially sharing time with medical students and professors which helped me gain a comprehensive view of medicine.
My desire for a career in medicine has grown stronger since I have been able to take higher level science classes and volunteer at a local hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I have been able to realize through my personal experiences that is only through formal education, precisely medical education that I will be able to truly help. I would like to be part of the solution not just the observer to those experiencing the most vulnerable moments of their lives. Including other cancer patients like my father was, and the elderly Alzheimer’s patients I was serving at the facility. Becoming a physician will fulfill my personal and career goals. My multicultural background and different life experiences have helped me become a person that adapts easily to different environments and cultural backgrounds something that I believe will help me serve better as a future doctor.