Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
As a dietitian, our patients are derived from all age groups as young as infants to as old as the elderly. They come to us with different types of health problems that tend to be diet and nutrition-related. Every disease state can be prevented or stopped with the right guidance, which comes from research. Like all medical professionals, our interventions are backed by research. Therefore, my patients are the single most significant motivating factor that drives me to obtain a doctorate. I plan to use the education and skills gained at this program while capitalizing on research-related opportunities and apply them to my patients. I learned through my mentors how utilizing your patient population for interventional research could open opportunities in making a difference for the future of dietitians. I will continue to apply sound evidence-based research and practices collaboratively with other medical professionals, striving to create a positive impact and profound effect on a patient’s health. Finally, I intend to contribute to current and future research in both advancing the dietitian profession, while gaining greater credibility amongst peers and society.
Emily from Texas
Texas Tech University