Importance Of A Career In Education

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As a DNA day ambassador, visiting high school classrooms and speaking about research opportunities at the University of Kansas including ways to get involved in science programs and activities, I was particularly astounded with how one session related to my own history. Entering the classroom and anticipating 25-30 students, only about eight were present. The teacher expected my confusion as this was not the estimated number. Rather than requiring her whole class to attend the workshop, she made it voluntary. Only students with vigorous career interests in the research field were present and eager to absorb presented information. Not concerned with a free day, they were seeking a more meaningful profound objective: the pursuit of passion.
These advanced placement students answered every question correctly and were well versed in topics covered in the module. Despite their obvious intelligence on the subject matter, they participated intensely and dove so deep into the topic that the discussion soared beyond the subject matter to viral vectors and the immune system. These students were not required to contribute actively; involvement was dependent on desires to enter a chosen profession.
Growing up, I was encouraged to pursue a career in medicine due to my grades and
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Working with non-profit organizations such as the Douglas County Dental Clinic and Health Department and Juntos, which serves the Latino community of Kansas City, were game-changers for me. I saw the impact that medical care has on the public. Single mothers with low-paying jobs, impoverished adults recently released from prison, and families living at or below the poverty line seeking medical care, advice, or health-related information. Witnessing their level of gratitude and satisfaction provided an intense level of fulfillment not experienced while evaluating other

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