What are the top five qualities you feel you bring to VCOM that would enhance the overall climate of our college?
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To become accepted in VCOM is not only a very important step in my professional life, rather it can fulfill my dream of becoming a doctor who is actually philanthropic by heart at the end of the day. Therefore, I would like to explain myself through my experience as a science teacher in a title one school as I feel that more than any qualifications, letters of recommendations or lists of achievements; it is the best quality to make a difference that is a prerequisite for becoming a good doctor.
After completing my science degree I chose to work in a title one school as I found out that children in such a setting are a second generation immigrants who grew up in poverty. As the head of the department, I dealt not only with teaching but also with management related issues and the work kept me on my toes. Anyway, I managed to keep my interest in the overall development of a student. There was a 16-year-old who seemed to be quite interested in learning, so I made an extra effort to arrange after school teaching sessions for him. It was smooth sailing for about four months but then there was a dip in the boy’s attendance and he showed symptoms like mood swings, irritability and violent behavior. I suspected drugs had claimed another victim and scheduled a meeting with his mother and conveyed my suspicions. The lady, being a single mother, worked the whole day and did not realize that her son had fallen into a bad company. Both of us then had a heart to heart conversation with him , I cited my own experience of living in poverty and rising out of it and also described the havoc that drugs would create in his life. With some cajoling chat, he managed to enter a rehabilitation program. He attends the high school now and wants to become an engineer.
The happiness and satisfaction I experienced by playing the role of a mentor in a young kid’s life has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I do not know how I stack up against my competitors in grades and awards, but I do know that I am a good human being blessed with the compassion and professionalism needed to become a good doctor.