The Honors and Scholars G.O.A.L.S. stand for global awareness, original inquiry, academic enrichment, leadership development, and service engagement.  I think the three I most connect with are academic enrichment, leadership development, and service engagement. The career I am pursing requires a great deal of leadership.  Becoming an orthopedic surgeon would mean that I am the main operator and am giving instructions to those around me. I think I am well prepared for this role as I take leadership roles in many ways.  I play team sports such as soccer and volleyball where I am the captain of the teams as well as being an Evans Scholar where I help fellow scholars in the house in their courses. I relate to the academic enrichment portion by doing my best to absorb as much knowledge as possible. I enjoy learning and find I learn best when I take high level courses because of the deeper thinking they require.  I connect with the service engagement because I volunteer often through the Evans Scholars. As scholars we hold blood drives and other events that I regularly attend and help with.


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I shadowed an orthopeadic surgeon at the Toledo Hospital.  This was an extremely interesting experience that allowed me to look into the average day of an orthopeadic surgeon, and showed me how fascinating the job truly is.   I asked the surgeon many questions and had a lot of curiosity about what was going on during the surgery.  I also had many questions about the process to become an orthopeadic surgeon which led me to research the job path.  I know have a good foothold on how to achieve my goal.

As a Biological Sciences Scholar, I attended an Ohio State Varsity soccer game with my fellow scholars.  This experience brought me closer to peers in my classes.  Attending events like this not only shows support for my school but also allows for social engagement.

About Me

I am an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University studying biology with an emphasis on pre-med.  I aspire to one day go to medical school to become an orthopeadic surgeon.  I am an Evans Scholar here at Ohio State, and I am also in the biological scholars program.  I chose the biological scholars program because I thought it would introduce me to people who share similar interests.  I also look to get involved in campus in the pre-med club and intramural sports.  Both of these will help me connect with other students and push towards my goals.