Autumn 2018 Semester in Review:
This semester was by far the most challenging academic position I have been in since the beginning of my education. Through my courses, I was required to access my learning style and make adjustments to fit my new environment which was difficult. However, through these adjustments, I also learned a lot about myself as a student and a part of society. Having been a straight-A student throughout middle and high school without the need to study much or do a lot of work outside of class, coming to college and having to work around the clock to meet these same standards was a cultural shock. Majority of my free time during the week was spent studying or doing assignments, which taught me valuable skills such as time management, long-term focus, and perseverance. These skills learned through disciplined study will be used throughout my time at Ohio State and into my career in the future, thus this semester was very impactful on my personality and life-vision. One of the best parts of my first semester at OSU was having the chance to meet new people and adjust to this new situation together, as we are all facing new obstacles. I am looking forward to what the future holds for me in the coming semesters and growing more as a person both academically and socially.
Sring 2019 Semester in Review:
Although I stated that the Autumn 2018 semester was the hardest academic load of my career, this semester beats that by far! By challenging myself with 18 credit hours of rigorous coursework, I faced many hardships throughout the semester. Through this experience, I was able to develop pre-existing skills such as time management, stress control, resilience, and endurance. Along with my difficult workload, I was able to find a research position this semester at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in order to expose myself to the trials and tribulations associated with the field of scientific investigation. My favorite aspect of this semester was definitely being involved in my MedColl class offered through the OSU COM. Through this course, I was guided through the medical school application process, shown the various levels of coursework and residency, and given the opportunity to speak with physicians and other medical professionals to learn more about the field. My time at Ohio State thus far has been very developmental and enthralling, and I look forward to the years to come as I will keep growing, learning, and refining various aspects of my life.