Enhancing Lives Through Sports Medicine

Scholarship Entrant: Ryan from Kingsport, TN
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 Ryan: 25

From the time I was young, the human body amazed me. In kindergarten I marveled at broken bones and scraped knees healing with time. As a teenager, the extraordinary physical feats of Olympic athletes enthralled me. When exploring careers, I sought to satisfy the desire to work closely with people and allow myself to explore the wonders of the human body. A medical career in sports medicine offers all things I seek in a profession.
However, before devoting myself to a career, I spent a month shadowing a doctor in that same specialty. The overall experience confirmed my interest in the medical field. I saw the potential to change the way the world looks at aging and exercise. Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, the average life expectancy increases across the globe. People should know aging does not have to be a deterioration process. Through exercise, education, and nutrition, aging can offer new, fun experiences that enhance life.
Firstly, I must become a doctor. As in all medical fields, competition insures only the most focused and brilliant of individuals gain the licensing to provide care to patients. My immediate goals focus on maintaining the highest GPA possible and gaining a broad assortment of job related experiences through working with professionals involved in my fields of interest. Acceptance to medical school represents the tallest hurdle. Gaining experience will be pivotal to admittance and moving one step closer to realizing my dream.

Vote for Ryan: 25

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