Getting Involved

The University of Wisconsin values an educational environment that provides all members of the campus community with opportunities to grow and develop intellectually, personally, culturally and socially. In order to give us a more complete picture of you as an individual, please tell us about the particular life experiences, perspectives, talents, commitments and/or interests you will bring to our campus. In other words, how will your presence enrich our community?

The medical field has always fascinated me. This curiosity stemmed from my interest in watching medical dramas. One such drama which keenly appealed to me was the television show House. A typical episode consists of Dr. House solving a mysterious medical problem for a patient. Watching all these wild cases sparked my own hunger for knowledge. How would an actual medical environment feel like? How did certain diseases affect the human body? How are different types of medicines created? These questions served as a catalyst for my inquisitiveness towards the medical field.

My first course of action was to begin volunteering at Methodist Hospital. What better way to learn more about the life of a doctor than to volunteer at an actual hospital? My primary job at Methodist is to work at the Information Desk. The main duties of this job include directing visitors to the rooms of patients, answering any questions they have, and looking up the room numbers of patients on the computer. There are also many times when I am required to escort handicapped visitors to a room. One day as I was pushing an elderly visitor in a wheelchair, he told me how much he appreciated my assistance. It felt good to know that I was making a positive...

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