My younger sister had several symptoms of anemia and listed them to me while enduring upsetting pain, knowing that I was studying to become a medical doctor. She had already labelled me as a source of aid to make her feel better, even as an undergraduate. I knew then and know now that I have to pursue my goal of becoming a pediatrician.
With this goal in mind, there are endless possibilities in ways I will be able to offer healthcare to children, in both the U.S. and around the globe. I will have the ability to treat children of both mild and life-threatening illnesses. This will grant them a better shot at fulfilling their own goals as able contributors to society while allowing their parents more focus on the occupations and quality time that ensure financial and mental stability in their homes.
In reference to home stability, being a native of West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak has reached a daunting peak, I know that the ability to treat such viruses by giving knowledgeable medical procedures is an opportunity I dare not bypass.
In order to bring this vision to life, I am currently obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology at Case Western Reserve University. I have also studied for the past six months for the medical graduate exam (MCAT) and will apply to at least five pediatric programs to ensure I have a chance to continue my studies. I will eventually enroll in a general pediatrics residency program.