Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
I dream of attending residency in L.A. There, I would mentor a student at the Fulfillment Fund, an organization aiding students in educationally and economically under-resourced communities in L.A. From schooling in Costa Rica, I helped a community where there was a Hepatitis A outbreak, so I would return and ensure they are okay.
I will open a civic functional medicine clinic during residency or after as a practicing MD aiming to heal patients through traditional and naturopathic alternatives. Functional medicine focuses on modifiable lifestyle factors. Rather then treating the disease, the goal is to identify the root of it based on biochemical individuality and environmental factors. For example, asthma can start in the air around us. An apt part of asthma treatment for a patient could be having a social worker fix mold and alike issues in their home. I would like to promote this way of thinking in medicine. Being fluent in Spanish and French, I can help the masses.
Nyia from Texas