Blessings and Affirmations

Please include any personal comments here. (this was for the AMCAS General Medical School Application)


When I began my college career, in August of 2000, I was amazed at the number of freshmen who, like me, wanted to major in Pre-Medicine. More than half of the freshman class, it seemed, would become doctors some day. However, as time marched on, the numbers began to decline. As different interests, less-than-stellar grades, and various other influences came into our lives, it became evident that a smaller number of students would actually still be pre-med when it came time to take the MCAT. The rigors of the MCAT narrowed the numbers a bit more, and now, as we satisfy our last requirements and prepare to graduate, only about 15% of my graduating class will continue with the intent of becoming physicians. I am among them. Even though my college experience has allowed me to research many different possible life paths, my desire to be a physician has only been affirmed and strengthened these past 4 years.

In college I chose to join my university's co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Through serving the local community in several different capacities with my brothers and sisters, I have learned that I am called to a service vocation. I love to help others in whatever way I am able, and this knowledge affirms my desire to...

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