The goal of anyone in the medical field is to help as many people as possible. So that’s exactly my goal. As long as I am volunteering and helping people I know I’m keeping myself on the right track. My junior year hopefully Clinical volunteering and research is the way I can do my share and help out.
These past two years have been amazing. I’ve done so much volunteering and learning and I really feel as If I am growing into a person fit for the medical field. Next year I hope to focus on research and MCAT preparation. I would love to get into a lab this upcoming semester and contribute whatever i can. As for the MCATs its going to be a huge grind to study for the test. Luckily I stacked classes my freshman and sophomore year so I could take it easy to study. Halfway through undergrad but in the grand scheme of things I’ve got a long way to go.
Now not a lot of people would willingly go back to to general chemistry after their first year, but I’m a special kind of crazy. I now tutor Chem 1210 & 1220 for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Its the least I can do to help with the anxiety that comes in Freshman year with chemistry classes. I love teaching chemistry and it helps people learn and succeed so its a win win!
The American Red Cross Internship was a huge part of my sophomore year at The Ohio State University. I spent 10-15 hours a week planning and running blood drives to make sure the Wexner had enough blood to continue their life saving surgeries. It involved a lot of recruiting at different dorm halls for hours on end and shamelessly asking people for blood. I met a lot of new people and I knew the work I was doing was saving lives.