University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
What I Hope to Accomplish
To further help our interviewers, we ask that you write a brief paragraph in response to the two questions listed below (no more than a half-page/question). Please complete these questions one week prior to your interview. Thank you in advance for completing these questions. We look forward to meeting you personally and appreciate your interest in Rochester. 1. What interests do you hope to continue or develop as you pursue your medical education at Rochester?
I hope to continue my commitment to helping uninsured and underserved patients. For over three years, I have been volunteering as a patient advocate and Vietnamese medical interpreter at the Pacific Free Clinic, a clinic that provides free primary care to low income immigrant populations in San Jose. Being with patients and experiencing health care in action fueled my desire to become a doctor. At Rochester, I hope to take advantage of community service and outreach opportunities such as the UR Well Clinic. Music appreciation is another activity I hope to continue at Rochester. I began playing piano at the age of five and sang in an a cappella group for four years in college. At Stanford, I attended a wide range of musical and cultural performances. Whether as a performer or a member of an audience, I have used music to nurture creativity and balance the rigors of academic life. I hope to do the same during my medical education at Rochester. The rich musical culture at Rochester would provide me with a wide range of events to attend with classmates and relieve stress. I also hope to continue basic science research at Rochester. The highlight of my undergraduate experience was the completion of my senior honors thesis. The...
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