Many people contemplate their purpose in life lateinto their elderly years, but I’ve always had a clear goal. I’m not aiming tohave my name remembered for decades or centuries like Albert Einstein or GeorgeWashington (though it would be nice).My goal is very simple; I want to help others. I aim to fulfill this purpose every day; I helpclassmates understand classwork material, I console my friends facing personalproblems, and I look after my overworked mother by taking care of our home.However, I want to do even more to help a broad range of people– I want tobecome a physician. To fulfill my aspiration, I need to expand my knowledge andovercome my limits.
John Hopkins provides the best environment for me toaccomplish that.I’m drawn to the opportunities the university and itsaffiliates can offer. I’ve had previous experience in clinics and hospitals,and John Hopkins’ very own John Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore would allow me tocontinue my personal training. There, I would volunteer to help staff andcontribute to the improvement of the patients, and apply for fellowships withdoctors in the Russell H. Morgan Department ofRadiology and Radiological Science to study fields like musculoskeletal imaging orinterventional radiology. This way, I can learn while makinga beneficial impact for someone in need.
John Hopkins also gives its students valuableopportunities for research. The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship program could offerme the resources I would need to tackle questions and find answers. Currently,the prospect for me to research an issue in the field of medicine is likely, asI am speaking with doctors I shadow and have the potential to participate infuture testing at their hospital. As an extension of the research I willperform with these doctors, I want to continue with my own research during mycollege career, and aim to use the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to my fulladvantage by pursuing future knowledge that could aid other people.John Hopkins could also provide me essential guidanceinto the field of medicine through their premed program. I intend to use theAssociation of American Medical College’s Aspiring Doc program and advising atJohn Hopkins to prepare myself for medical school through academic planning,pursuit of relevant experience, and focus on the application process. I’m alsoaware of the Pre-Health e-Newsletterand the Opportunities e-Newsletter distributedby the Pre-Professional Office of Programs and Advising, which goes into heavydetail of essential knowledge for students on the pre-med track, which I willsurely take note of.I seek to challenge my limits and prepare myself inyour prestigious university, and to take advantage of every aspect it offers.
Mygoal is to make a positive impact on the lives of others through knowledge inan array of subjects, such as chemistry, molecular biology, and medicine. Butfor that, I need the proper tools that are best offered at John Hopkins.