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Scholarship Entrant: Ryan from Baldwinsville, NY
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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If I could earn a living doing what I love most I would be a surgeon, not for the prestige, not for the fame or the ego, but, to help change other people’s lives. A lot of my family has serious medical issues from terminal cancer to diabetes and all my life I just wish I could be the one with the gloves on so I could possibly change their life. I want to be able to be that person who comes out to the crying family and tell them “Don’t worry, everything will be all right.” Or at least tell them I did everything I could. If I had the ability, I would go to places where technology isn’t so readily available and hopefully change the lives of those people, for better obviously.
The only snag here is that becoming a surgeon takes time and money. Hours and days and weeks will be dedicated to the study of the human body, even more time will be spent shadowing neurosurgeons, cardiac surgeons and other physicians to get a feel for the field. Even between a job, school and studying I want to be able to volunteer anywhere I can in a hospital to help learn compassion for those less fortunate. There isn’t much to getting this job other than studying for most of your life but hopefully I will be able to do more to round myself out as a person, not a surgical machine.

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