Killing two birds with one stone

Scholarship Entrant: Eptisam from Oakland, California
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 Eptisam: 6

If I could earn a living doing what I love the most, it would be to help people and as a result give back to the society and my country as a whole. Growing up, I was always ready to help anyone if I could because helping people made me happy. I figured the best way to use this quality was to become a doctor, a neurosurgeon to be specific. With so many genetic and neurological diseases being discovered by scientists and researchers, it would be amazing to have individuals who have specialized in these fields willing to use their talents and qualities to help eradicate diseases. As an aspiring neurosurgeon, I have read and researched a lot about neurological diseases. During my research, I have found out that there are more than 600 neurological diseases with major types including Huntington’s disease and muscular dystrophy,Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s disease and many more. Considering how rapidly these diseases are growing, it would be best for the number of scientists, researchers, doctors and surgeons to increase in the same way. And as someone who loves to help people, I would be the happiest to become one of the many persons willing to serve humanity. Becoming a neurosurgeon will not only be a dream come true for me but it’ll also change the world in so many ways thus I would be killing two birds with one stone, which is doing what I love and also becoming an asset to society. As a step toward making my dream become a reality,I interned at Touro University in Vallejo under the biotech summer internship academy. The internship was an eye opener for me. I learned so much about the human brain and even got the opportunity to see and hold one. Also, I bisected a sheep’s brain, learned more about Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Public Health, how to become a Physician Assistant and what it takes to be one. More interestingly, I learned so much about Alzheimer’s disease and conducted a research experiment with worms in an attempt to find out the cause and cure for the disease. It was an amazing experience for me. Furthermore, I took a medical terminology class at the Solano Community College in Vallejo. It was one of the best decisions I had ever made in my life. I learned a lot about the human anatomy and most importantly the medical terms used for various diseases and disorders. Ultimately, I plan on going to college and majoring in neurobiology and eventually making my dream a reality. I know it’s not an easy path to tread on but with my hard work, determination and perseverance, I would surely make it.

Vote for Eptisam: 6

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