ESSAY PROMPT: Please compose a 600-700 word essay that addresses each of the following: Describe a need within your community. What do you plan to study after high school? How will your future education help you impact that need within your community?

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When I was a little girl, and I would see scary things on the news, my dad would say to me, “ Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” From the challenges of 2020,  It has arisen today’s helpers, assistants, and providers who open their hearts and minds to offer support to millions, providing solutions for dealing with mental and physical health. The people who focus on helping others regardless of circumstance focused on facilitating people leading healthier and therefore happier lives. Through their own compassion, these helpers display the greatest lesson of 2020, which is, vulnerability is our greatest strength, and we are stronger together. 


My plan after college is to become a physician.  My decision to become a physician did not come in a moment of blinding revelation, but rather, as a result of a variety of experiences throughout my life. Although I had no explicit career plans, from childhood, my parents ingrained in me values, such as empathy and respect for others, stressing the importance of giving back to the community. I desire to enter a profession that involves service to others. I plan to graduate with a B.S. degree in Biology with prominence in Chemistry and a B. A degree in communities and organizations from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After college, I intend to apply to medical school, with an ambition of one day to serve my society. I have chosen this combination of majors because serving and treating people deeply intrigues me. I hope to set all the lessons learned into practice in my future career as a physician.  


“ Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless” Sherry Anderson. Volunteering has been something I truly enjoyed doing in the past few years. In high school, I experienced tremendous growth by participating in many programs and activities that involved leadership development and motivation. These experiences have increased my interest in pursuing careers in health professions. As an upcoming doctor, I don’t only plan to work and service inside of hospitals and healthcare organizations, but as well as, guiding and contribute to individuals who require assistance outside the hospitals. For instance, the indigents and the helpless. I’m passionate about helping others reach their full potential and live their best lives. As a physician, I can have an immediate positive impact on the care of patients with injuries or illnesses. Working towards diagnosing and treating illnesses, provides optimism and hope to a healthier and superior community.