As the volleyball season started up in my junior year of high school, many students and players had already lost hope. The previous year, our team ended up last place in our league with a measly record of one win and nine losses. Despite these sentiments, I refused to accept the possibility of repeating such a disappointing performance and believed that we could make this a memorable ye...
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...t serve diverse patients. Not only did these experiences provide me with leadership opportunities, they have also made me aware of the social and cultural factors that may impact one’s health decisions. I learned about how different cultures are educated about medicine. For example, the research showed that minorities, especially African Americans, are less likely to pursue living donor kidney transplants. Many of the patients I spoke to do not understand what a kidney transplant entails and believe that one’s health is a personal issue that should not get others involved. Furthermore, I have become comfortable working with and educating a wide range of patients coming from different cultures and socioeconomic classes. I believe this will put me in a prime position to provide comprehensive and culturally sensitive care while treating each unique patient in the future.
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