Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

  • Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc.
  • Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
  • Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
  • Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
  • Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]

Career

[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

I had the opportunity to shadow a cardiac electrophysiologist for four weeks. The experience was filled with excitement and inspiration to become a cardiologist. I shadowed Dr. Fu at Riverside Methodist Hospital and at his office down the road from Riverside. I learned about anti-rhythmic medication and procedures that can diminish symptoms or cure the patient. I saw catheter ablations, pacemaker and defibrillator implants and replacements and cardioversions. I learned that I enjoy the patient interactions that he gets to have and the relationships with the patients that he creates; I could see myself doing something similar. I will use what I learned in the future to help guide myself and remind myself that all of the school to become a cardiologist is worth it.

About Me

I am Palmer Moats and I am from Columbus, Ohio. I attend The Ohio State University with a major in biology on the premed track with an ultimate goal of being a cardiologist and I am in the Mount Leadership Society Scholars program. I apply my desire to learn in everything I do, which enables me to grow intellectually and collaboratively with others. Some of my interests are fitness, health and science, and directly helping others. I intend to get involved to develop and combine most of my interests, but also branch out and discover new passions. My career goals stem from my childhood because I had a coarctation of my aorta and have had follow-ups ever since, which sparked interest and intrigue.

In college, I am hoping to network and make connections between other students as well as professors, which I envision as a time for growth and development towards my passions. Volunteering at the Wexner Center and doing undergraduate research during my time in college fascinates me as I can form close relationships within both. Lastly, a book that shaped the way I think and has had an impact on my growth as a person is “Mindset” by Carol S. Dweck because it developed the way I interpret different situations and how I respond to them.