I suffered a knee injury and missed continuous classes following the accident as well as surgery that was necessary to my recovery. These things tested my strength as a person, but also as a student. It made everything a little more complicated, even the little things like getting out of bed in the morning. I pushed myself to see the end of the tunnel I felt seemed impossible to crawl out of. Many things helped me along the way, and just as I hadn’t imagined my accident, I couldn’t have imagined the support I found everywhere around me.
My grades were at their lowest and I was struggling to bring them back up. I was never too bright in subjects such as Math or English. But that was an issue that I had to deal with by stressing less and focusing more. Throughout these four years of high school I have learned and have been influenced by many ideas, but also have in fact given back to the community by making it cleaner and more efficient for the next generation. Thankfully, with the use of programs such as KUDER, I have selected UC Davis as my main ingredient in my mixture in making me the next aspiring pharmacist.
Helping Hands People often ask me that why I am working as a volunteer and not doing a job? I always say that volunteering gives me peace of mind. Volunteering does not give me money, but it taught me a lot in a very short period. I have always urge to help people in need and as a full-time nursing student I am not able to work right now. Though I wanted to know more about the hospital environment.
I thought it wouldn’t last or he’ll be flirting with other girls and what not. But he proved me wrong. He always does. I honestly believe that no one can ever understand me the way he does or makes every difficult problem an easy one for me. The only reason I got back into my school was because he persuaded my parents to let me continue my education and let me be who I want to be because its my life to live and not theirs.
A Career in Medicine My experiences at home have helped prepare me for a career in medicine I grew up in an economically depressed area in San Francisco where my mother was a single parent. Growing up without a father, I developed self-confidence and a sense of independence at an early age. In order to help my mother financially, I unloaded produce trucks during my years in high school. As a result, I was unable to enjoy many of the activities most youngsters enjoy. However, I am thankful for the determination and inner-strength I developed while overcoming the hardships I faced.
When I realized my current career as a community support worker, was not enough for me I decided to advance in my field. I made the conscious decision to return back to school for my masters and obtain a master’s degree in mental health counseling. This process has been extremely rewarding and challenging. Although, I have been doing a wonderful job with my schooling, it has been very difficult to balance work, school, and family. While attending graduate school, I have been able to successfully complete my coursework and maintain quality grades however I have not been able to spend much time with my family as I would like.
These were extremely difficult classes that took energy and effort, but what kept me going was my desire to become a better person. After high school, I no longer had an internship so I decided to volunteer at Sharp Memorial Hospital’s radiology department. There I helped in transporting patients from one room to another and in patient care and treatment. It was an eye-opening experience. I not only was able to volunteer, but I was also accepted into a research program my third semester of college that took place at UCSD.
Wanting to be an equal to my “regular” classmates, I worked harder than most of them to achieve academic success, so I could be streamlined into “regular’ education classes. Even though most teachers and school psychologists were supportive, some did not think I could be streamlined. Before I attended college, I had to go for yet another evaluation with a psychologist, who told me that I was “setting my sights too high” by attending Drexel. Given my success at Drexel thus far, I would like to say that he was dead wrong in his assessment of my abilities. Luckily, I had parents that fought for my rights throughout my entire education, and they never gave up on the notion that I could be a great student
One of the things I need to do to become a doctor is make good grades, my grades in past have always been decent. Never the grades I wanted but, I always tried my hardest, nothing seemed to do the trick to get me on the honor role. To help my grades I have been trying to be more organized and put all my effort into my work the first time instead of trying to redo it. I have started staying after school for help one night a week, started m...
I tried to come off my antidepressants after college but the symptoms came back and I had frequent reoccurring suicidal thoughts and ever since then I have been too scared to try decreasing the dose and coming off them again. I do not want to have those thoughts at this age or potentially even act on them because it would destroy my family. My vision has been stable recently but the hardest part is not the vision but that I forget where my glasses are some days or that I even need to wear them. My ADHD and Alzheimer’s together is not that great for my cognitive abilities but since it is still the beginning stage I want to stop the cognitive decline so I can live freely without being a burden on my family. I guess I should be happy that this is my only major