A Healthier Tomorrow

Scholarship Entrant: Andrea from Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.
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I am about to start my second year at Cornell University to receive my bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health and Society with a minor in Global Health, hopefully in less than four years. After I graduate, I plan to attend medical school and receive a doctorate degree in Epidemiology. I hope to someday work as a global physician for the World Health Organization. The worldwide prevalence of disease is what motivates me to help those without the means to help themselves. My heart is touched by those whose testimonials and tragic stories I read and hear. Although I know I am not in any way responsible, I feel that I am bound to do something to help. Millions of people are enslaved by their own bodies, defined by some fatal disease that affects every aspect of their life. They are no longer in control of their own life, and that’s what saddens me the most: the fact that their quality of life can be substantially impacted by a disease and made worse by limited access to health care. There is no logical reason one person gets sick and another doesn’t. Access to healthcare for all should be equally indiscriminate. That is why I am pursuing a career in medicine. Helping others is what I love to do. My hope is that this passion, along with my affinity for science, will allow me to become a key player in the movement for a healthier and happier world.

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