My goal is to attend medical school in the next year. I can’t believe that I am actually saying this now. It feels like just yesterday I was in middle school saying that I wanted to be a doctor one day. But here I am eight years later, and I have conquered the MCAT and have begun medical school interviews.
It is a crazy feeling to say the least, and I am so glad that I embarked on the pre-med path here at Michigan State. Dating back to when I was little, attending tailgates with my friends and our parents, I always dreamed of coming to MSU.
I fell in love with the university and the athletics at a young age and now that I am almost done with my education and getting ready to move on to the next part of my journey, I can say that I am confident that the quality of education I am receiving will prepare me for med school and beyond.
To be a first-generation college student choosing an academically rigorous program is daunting.
That term, “first-gen,” is a title that comes with its own unique set of challenges, yet I don’t know that I would change it if I could. What I once perceived to be scary has actually been an important part to my development and my path to pursuing a career in medicine. I have had to figure out a lot on my own because I didn’t have the guidance that other kids had from their parents' experiences.