Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
As a potential medical student, I will strive to be a tremendous asset to The Chicago Medical School by devoting all my time and life to becoming an excellent physician. I believe that I am obligated to use my talents in a constructive manner, in a manner that benefits society. The medical career gives me the unique opportunity to express my many talents while benefiting human life.
Pediatrician D. Berston M.D. once said: “... a funny thing happens to medical students on their way to becoming physicians: they forget how to hold a conversation.” I believe that my ability to communicate makes me well suited to pursue a medical career. While I possess the strong science background necessary for success in the profession, I also consider myself a “ people” person. As a student and educator at my church, I dramatically improved and expanded my communication skills since I was constantly meeting new people and discussing different topics. Because people constantly disclosed their personal issues to me as a student, I learned to become not only a good conversationalist, but also an excellent listener.
In medical school, I also plan to pursue side work educating students and serving as a resource to the public. Some of my most rewarding experiences has been assisting high school students in math, religion, and helping people in my choir learn different styles of music. Always able to develop a good rapport with students, I believe I possess a talent for teaching others in a friendly manner and in a manner that helps them to grasp difficult concepts easily. As part of my medical career, I will aim to continue teaching and to provide information to the public on the prevention and treatment of ailments and diseases.
Undoubtedly my cultural diversity...