I plan to achieve this objective mostly through my coursework, namely foreign languages, and involvement in multicultural clubs such as the Indian Student Association. I would like to do a study abroad program, however, I am unsure as to how I would fit it into an already busy schedule of pre-med coursework and the neuroscience major coursework. Another important away in which I hope to gain global awareness is by taking a few speech and linguistics classes related to the neuroscience major which would help me gain a new perspective into other languages.
I am confident that I want to do research in my time as an undergraduate, however, the topic of that research is less clear to me. I have a few topics in mind, such as oncology, brain trauma, speech, and cellular neuroscience, however, I would like to explore more into other areas of study to find what I would truly like to do.
I am definitely planning on taking several 5000 level classes within the neuroscience major as early as I can. This will give me a great depth into the neuroscience major that fulfills my curiosity as well as prepares me better for med school. I also hope to take a couple GE’s in a few varied subjects, such as ethics, philosophy, and advanced physics. I also hope to see if I can fit an economics major into the neuroscience schedule. This would give me a thorough understanding of two fields that are relatively far apart.
I hope to get a get job in a health-related field or some other type of retail job that would allow me to demonstrate and develop my leadership skills in a professional setting. I also joined several clubs, all of which I am interested in, where I hope to hold a leadership role at some point in the future. This would allow me to gain experience in planning and organizing events on a large scale. I also hope to join peer-mentors or become a tutor next year in hopes of helping other students, who will be in a similar position to myself right now, adapt quicker and thrive.
I have joined a club here named Remote Area Medical, or RAM, which runs clinics at several sites throughout the country and the state of Ohio. These clinics provide free dental, vision, and basic medical services to underserved populations. Through this club, I hope to engage with a community less fortunate than myself and to learn about both their range of experience and also gain practical medical experience that is necessary for med school.