Hello! My name is Ruth Adewuyi and I am a freshman at Ohio State University. I am currently a part of the Health Sciences Scholars Program as well as the Morrill Scholarship Program. I am also pursuing a Biology degree on the pre-med track and am hoping to become a pediatrician in the future. I chose this path because I love learning about all things related to health sciences as well as taking care of kids, and for me being a pediatrician seems like a good mixture of both.
Over this past summer, I had the privilege of volunteering at Dorian Bible Camp for two weeks in which I was the cabin leader for ten very energetic kids between the ages eleven and thirteen. This was an eye-opening experience for me as I was able to connect one-on-one with these kids as well as see how unique each of the kids’ backgrounds were and see how their experiences now, as children, were shaping them into the adults they were becoming. Watching these young campers interact with each other, and being so full of life reaffirmed my dream of becoming a doctor that not only helps take care of children’s health, but their well-being. So I hope that through my academic journey I learn not only the skills needed to be an excellent doctor, but also the skills needed for me to form meaningful connections with my patients and their families.