Research Application

I recently applied for an Undergraduate Research Assistant position at the emergency room at Nationwide Children’s Hospital here in Columbus. Although it is currently unknown as to whether or not I actually got the position, I have had a phone interview. This experience was good because this was the first time I have had an interview over the phone and only the third or fourth time I’ve had an interview at all. Overall I thought it was very good career experience that I will carry with for the foreseeable future.

Semester in Review: Autumn 2015

My first semester of college has been exciting and I would consider it successful. I feel that I had a very smooth transition from living life at home with my parents to living on my own in a residence hall. I haven’t felt homesick at any time and have been happy during my time here so far.

My first semester of classes have gone well. I didn’t start with a heavy load (no chemistry) and was able to get an idea of how much is required to do well in a college level class. I have done really well on all exams so far and I am poised to get A’s in all classes (hopefully).

I’ve been involved a little bit so far. My experiences with Biological Scholars has been very enjoyable and I had the opportunities to visit great places where I have learned a lot, such as hospitals, research labs, and even an aquarium. I participated in the Pre-Medicine club where I learned pertinent information regarding medical school and its application process. I have also spent some of my free time with the BuckeyeLAN club, which is a video game club here at OSU. Its always fun to play video games with other people with similar interests. I think I could have been more involved, however. Even though I have done some volunteer work, I could have probably done more. I plan to do more in the future.

Overall, this semester was successful. I feel as though I have my feet firmly planted on the ground and I am ready to take on any challenges that lay ahead.

Artifact: SkillsUSA National Competition Ohio Team Shirt

This shirt has a particular significance to me. When I was a senior in high school, I competed in medical terminology through the organization SkillsUSA, which is an organization that hosts competitions for various vocational areas. I won first place in the regional and state level competitions, so I received the opportunity to move on to the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky. In Louisville, every competitor from a particular state received a unique shirt for their state. This was the shirt that was given to all Ohio competitors that were present. It is special to me because my time spent studying and competing in medical terminology really helped build my interest and understanding of medicine and anatomy of the human body. I learned how each body system specifically worked and abnormal diseases and conditions that were associated with them. I feel that background in medical terminology has given me a solid base of knowledge to give me an edge in competing for medical school. How many people can claim that they were the best medical terminology scholar of high schools in 2015 (4th best in the nation)? Although I did not place in the national competition, it was still a wonderful experience that ultimately built up a genuine interest in medicine for me. artifact photo

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 information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “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 information, go to: 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.]


[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

My name is Thomas Serowik. I am currently a freshman here at the Ohio State University. I am a biology major with a pre-medicine concentration. I aspire to get into medical school in order to become a medical doctor (as of now, an unknown specialty). I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio where I have lived my entire life. Obviously, I am big Cleveland sports fan, especially the Browns (I have faith). Some of my hobbies include socializing with my brother and friends, playing video games (favorite game is “Halo”), golfing, and playing baseball. I also enjoy watching video content from Roosterteeth, an entertainment company that makes comical videos. I am a kind and thoughtful person who strives to be kind and respectful to others. I also try maintain honor by being honest and having integrity. I very much look forward to my college career and my future as a whole. 20150712_151841