I went to the meeting for a student organization called Women in Surgery Empowerment (WISE Club). I discovered this organization from a Pre-Health email list and since I’m pre-medicine I decided to attend. As of now I am interested in becoming a cardiologist. Although I am not necessarily interested in surgery I realized that this way I will be able to learn about surgery and decide whether I want to rule it out or not. I went to the meeting by myself and realized that I was the only brown girl in the room which I thought was a little surprising considering how large and diverse Ohio State is. The club seemed really interesting because they go on service trips like food pantries, homeless shelters etc., provide clinical volunteering opportunities, and have guest speakers who are currently surgeons come in and talk about what their job is like and how they balance everything. The guest speakers who come in will allow me to network and develop a strong relationship with the doctors who I hope to shadow and become one day. In addition, the guest speakers talking about the different areas of medicine they specialize in might help me decide what area I am interested in. I am really excited for the next surgeon WISE club has asked to come in. She is a trauma surgery and trauma critical care doctor at the Wexner Medical Center. I am interested in learning how she keeps herself calm and knows what to right away when patients are coming in with urgent medical issues. Furthermore, I would like to learn how she keeps herself from getting too affected after performing on patients who may not make it out of the operating room alive.
There were numerous student leaders many of whom were either applying to medical school or had already applied. They were extremely detailed in the questions they responded to and very genuine in the tips they gave us about making yourself a unique applicant for medical school and what we should be doing right now as freshmans that will help us tremendously when we apply. The leaders in WISE were very eager to answer all of our questions and waited after meeting ended for people to come up and ask individual questions. When the meeting ended, I talked to one of the leaders about clinical volunteering and she gave me many helpful options about the hospitals that are near campus and what bus to take. Although there are numerous pre-medicine student organizations at Ohio State one thing that stood out to me about WISE was that because it was a small group of people it would allow me to develop closer relationships and more opportunities for shadowing and volunteering. I am passionate about helping people who cannot afford medical care receive it for free and will be willing to start an organization for it if I do not find a student organization that I think is the most beneficial for those people.
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Hi my name is Sarah Chaudhry and I’m a first year student. I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and I graduated with honors in the top 10% of my class at Walnut Hills High School. At Walnut, I received the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, Cum Laude Society Award, and was nominated for a Junior Book Award. I’m a part of the STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars Program at Ohio State and I’m studying Neuroscience with the intention of attending medical school and becoming a doctor specializing in cardiology. I strongly believe in helping those who may not have the resources they need whether its medical assistance, food, or education because every human being deserves these rights. Thus, when I become a doctor I would like to open free clinics and participate in Doctors without Borders. In high school, I was vastly involved in my community through tutoring, packaging food, and organizing drives for refugees. In addition, I was part of the Service Committee for my masjid’s youth group, canvasser for a city council candidate, and enjoyed volunteering in hospitals. I plan on continuing these interest and passions by joining Osu votes, MEDLIFE, MSA and Pay it Forward at Ohio State.
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