Coming to the end of my first semester here at Ohio State, I have put my foot in the door with a lot of different clubs and organizations. The Undergraduate Neuroscience Outreach Organization has allowed me to meet many people in my major as well as helping me to get involved in other opportunities, such as service around the local community. The Biological Sciences Scholars program has also allowed me to meet many new people, often times through the events that are put on monthly. Most importantly, this semester has allowed me to prepare for and understand what is expected of me in these coming semesters as I prepare myself for medical school.
The Ohio State University Honors & Scholars Program is designed to serve high-ability, motivated undergraduate students. The commitment to academic excellence is reflected in the G.O.A.L.S. which stand for: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement.
Although not personally involved in these areas directly, I plan to embrace the service engagement aspect of this program in the coming semesters through volunteering at the medical center and Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp. Additionally, I plan to be involved in research here at The Ohio State University, satisfying both the academic enrichment and original inquiry aspects of the G.O.A.L.S..
My name is Ryan O’Brien. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and am currently attending the Ohio State University as a freshman. I am planning to major in Neuroscience with the hope of eventually going on to medical school. Becoming a doctor has been a goal of mine ever since I was young. Growing up, I was never able to meet either of my mother’s parents due to cancer. As a doctor, I will be able to improve the lives of those that are sick and support the community and world in a positive way. Before coming to Ohio State, I was involved in my community through a variety of organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, and community soup kitchens. At Ohio State I plan to continue to be involved in helping my community, now more so than ever.