How I Will Impact the World

Scholarship Entrant: Nathan from San Diego, CA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Nathan: 22

The moment I got my first viral infection, I hated being unhealthy. When I visited my pediatrician for aid, he treated me with care that felt personal, like I was his own child. His sympathy and sense of urgency for my situation was extremely reassuring, and from that moment on, I knew I wanted to be just like him: a pediatrician. Since then, I have been working toward this goal. What comes next in my journey will require many sacrifices—sacrifices I am prepared to make for myself, my family, and the many families who will entrust me with their children. I am Rady Children’s Hospital surgical ambassador, an experience that has greatly increased my insight of the various skills needed in the medical field, such as communication, research, and compassion. Throughout college, I will partake in classes that emphasize medical research in both molecular and biological areas. Not only will this increase my knowledge of the human body, but it will also increase my teamwork skills, dedication, and resilience. As a member of a global medical community, my research will benefit both my domestic colleagues and professionals in other countries as well. The world of medicine is always growing; changing as each child is born and raised. As children mature and encounter the pains of sickness, I would like to bring comfort and reassurance to the kids and their families by being a sympathetic and informative doctor, just like my pediatrician was.

Vote for Nathan: 22

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