Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
As a child, I witnessed bloodshed. The political situation was always tense, but it escalated into an uprising in 2001, during which we experienced a 40-day imposed curfew. No one was allowed to leave their house during that time. Every day, we would hear about several deaths and lots of injuries. My father, pastor of a church in Bethlehem, would receive calls all day from desperate families needing food to feed their children and medicine to care for the injured. He would risk his life secretly driving around delivering bread and medicine to as many families as he could. I begged to accompany him once and I will never forget how I felt that day. I knew right then that I wanted to live my life serving others.
This passion of mine stayed with me as I moved to the US for undergraduate studies in Genetics. Although I loved conducting research, I loved patient care even more. That is why I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Physician Assistant studies; to serve through medicine.
Roseen from Texas
Baylor College of Medicine