I’m applying to medical schools right now and taking a Kaplan MCAT course to hopefully start medical school in 2012. I will go into pediatric medicine and am thinking about specializing in hematology or oncology. I’ve shadowed someone in the hematology clinic as a volunteer at Cook Children’s Hospital. I loved the hospital environment and being around the children; even though they are undergoing such harsh treatments, they never complain and still enjoy their childhoods. Being around the kids and their parents was uplifting and I think it would be very fulfilling to help people in the future as a doctor.
I chose an English minor because it was a good balance with biology. Even in the medical field, there is writing everywhere, like grants and lab reports, and my medical school applications. It’s always good to have good grammar and writing skills.
I loved the small atmosphere at Texas Wesleyan. The professors really want to see you succeed and you can form great relationships with professors and peers. It’s good to be active on campus and in the community. Through my involvement in outside-of-the-classroom organizations, I helped plan and organize the inaugural health fair on campus, won Outstanding Pre-Medical Student of the Year, and through PreProfessional, learned a great deal about how to write a personal statement for my medical school applications.
In my science classes, Infection and Immunity because it really focuses on everyday applications. In my English minor classes, Shakespeare: Tragedies — it was very specific and analytical and I found it interesting.
Any Tyler Perry movie — I love them all.
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Myron Butler & Levi
PreProfessional Program, Tri-Beta, Pre-Med Society, Volunteer at Cook Children’s Hospital
Dean’s Scholarship, Burnett-Tandy Foundation Endowed Scholarship