2012 BIOLOGY | MATH MINOR
MIT and Novartis
"First I applied because one of my best friends was going there. And then I came to visit, and I talked to one of the mentors, who was also an international student, — he was from Germany. The environment is very international student-friendly and we get all the help we need."
"Where I am from, access to health is a real issue. I have seen how much of a luxury it is for people. And health care is a human right—it shouldn’t be a luxury. My goal as a doctor is to reach out not only to people who can afford it but also to extend access to people from remote areas. Back home I was interested in medicine but I couldn’t go straight to med school in the U.S. So, biology would give me foundation to do well in medical school."
"How challenging it is. Doing research full-time requires a lot of passion and determination, because things don’t always work out the way they are supposed to. It shows me I really am passionate about what I’m doing and I have the drive to keep pushing."
"I want to get my MD/PhD and become both a physician and a scientist. I have started to enjoy research, which is why I am doing this program. I should be graduating from this program in June and I am applying to medical schools for fall 2014 or 2015."
"Last week I just started going to the gym every morning or at least every other day. It’s not easy but I decided I’ve got to start going."