Essay about The Dangers Of Infectious Diseases

775 Words May 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Trilingual and oldest of three sons of working parents, from an early age I have ‘semi-parented’ my brothers and non-English speaking maternal and paternal grandparents whom live in our home. This ongoing exposure to help care for teens playing sports and seniors’ declining health and management of their chronic health problems has provided an interesting spectrum of problems caring for children or the elderly. While my strong sense of family propels me to help my parents run a three-generation household, ‘my forward-thinking DNA’ propels me to be self-directed, connects me with everyday demands, and solidifies my commitment to become a physician who is eager to help strengthen our public health system and, given our mobile society, address the perils of infectious diseases on the rise. Building upon my interdisciplinary interests and Plan II Honors studies, I am undertaking a senior thesis to explore biomedical advances spurred following WWI/WWII and how they connect to trauma care being provided to America’s wounded soldiers.

A former Eagle Scout who undertook diverse outreach (service of 650+ hours), I gained exposure to diverse economic and social issues, and in turn, developed an interest in mentoring teens. Working with San Antonio’s St. Peter-St. Joseph 's Home, I enlisted friends to be volunteers, developed a Summer Games Club, and mentored the Home’s preteens – efforts leading our group to be recognized as United Way’s Best Team Volunteers (2010, 2011). Also, I…

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