A Health Careers Scholarship Recipient’s Message
It was an honor to be named a recipient of the IOKDS Health Careers Scholarship. When I was notified of the extremely generous award from the scholarship committee my heart was deeply touched and I am humbled that the committee found it in their hearts to help me attain my dream of becoming a doctor. My ability to succeed with the help of this award will always remind me of the grace your organization has shown me.
Currently, I am a second year student at Harvard Medical School. It has been a rigorous year academically but transformational on many levels, as well. In pursuit of an MD, my fields of interest are varied and include emergency medicine, neuro-science research/neurosurgery. These areas of intrigue stem from my volunteer experiences as an EMT and as a research intern in multiple neuro-science laboratories during my years as an undergraduate. Additionally, my passion is to reach the under-served at home as well as participating in global health initiatives. For the past nine months I have been at Massachusetts General Hospital in clinical rotations. Experiencing every discipline of medicine has been eye opening and helped me to narrow my calling. Both trauma and orthopedic surgery have captured my interest thus far. Rotations will continue through the end of September and at that time a specialty decision will be made. No matter which field of medicine however, I aim to be a compassionate health care provider whose goal is to heal each patient I have the privilege of serving.