Member since: Winter 2016
To me, becoming a physician means becoming an advocate for global health, the helping hand to underserved population, and the spokesperson for communities whose voices are not heard in policy. I grew up frustrated with health care because of the disparity and disconnect between health care professionals and my family, which is why I dream of being able to provide other families like mine access to world class health care. I want people with low socioeconomic statuses to have medical options and to be informed about those options. I want underrepresented communities to interact with doctors that connect with them and share knowledge with them in addition to providing care. I am filled with a heart-throbbing excitement about entering into the medical field because I realize that medicine is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to improve the lives of those who are most at need.