This helped shape my mind to be more flexible and able to see the view point of others without my own bias. It also helped diversify my identity and helped me sympathize with others outside of my culture. High school was especially rough for me because my parents had completely different expectations. My mother wanted me take hard classes and get straight A’s, like a typical Asian student, while my father wanted me to get a part-time job and go to parties like a typical American student would do. I felt that if I tried to please one parent, the other would be disappointed. It was a frustrating time for me, but in the end I learned to not focus on what my parents wanted and focus more on what made me happy.
Even though my parents are polar opposites in every way, the one idea they did agree on was that they wanted my sister and I to become doctors. I wanted to be a doctor ever since High school, but I was not sure if I really wanted it or if I was being influenced by my parents. ...
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...most interested in is still family medicine. However, I’m learning more about the field of medicine every day and I’m keeping an open mind.
I decided to take a gap year after graduation because I wanted to do research, work as a scribe, and travel. I earned a scholarship to learn Chinese in Taiwan for the winter semester (December-February), and I was hired on by EMR scribes during the spring semester.
I enjoyed my time as an undergraduate at UCF. It took a long time for me to decide what I wanted to do, but in the end I realized that I wanted to go into medicine. I love the people in medicine and I want to help others to the best of my abilities. Volunteering has given me a passion for service. My biomedical sciences classes have given me a lifelong drive to learn science. My art keeps me creative and prevents me from burning out on what I really want to do.
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