I became interested in the University of Rochester because of its renowned Medical Program (REMS). In addition, it has many enhanced science programs. The University’s biochemistry program is designed to prepare students for an effective career in medicine. The course focuses on advanced study in modern biological sciences. The institution’s emphasis on a strong foundation in chemistry and physical sciences is ideal because these two courses require a focused mind in two of my favorite disciplines, mathematics and science. Currently, I am taking calculus and advanced biology, both of which exhilarate me. Furthermore, medicine requires a passion for curricula that pertain to the study of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and genetic engineering. I will have the ability to tackle and successfully complete classes that will allow me to pursue a solid career in the medical field.
I have encountered an ideal community with a diverse background of students in Brooklyn Friends School in New York City. My graduating class of thirty-five students includes students of African, Caucasian, Hispanic, Jewish, East Asian, and Muslim backgrounds. Although we are of different backgrounds with various traditions, the community tends to celebrate each others differences and support each other though times of difficulty. Although I am a Muslim student who lived through September 11th in New York City, at my current school, I have not experienced any form of animosity from classmates nor faculty. In the city, however, there still exists much ignorance about the topic Islam and Muslims; thus, I would take my experience of diversity, understanding, and acceptance from my high school to the University of Rochester.