The doctors who cared for my mother willingly spent their breaks with me, a frightened and confused seven-year-old. They sat with me and allowed me to share with them my thoughts. They patiently explained to me what my mother was going through. It is this communication and interaction that I remember vividly. It was then that I knew my world would eventually evolve around this higher calling of service.
As I look ahead to the next step in my intellectual and professional development, I am certain that Notre Dame’s program aligns perfectly with my outlook and skills because of your mission of producing excellent clinicians who also possess a strong desire to serve God and Humanity. I am eager to attend a medical school that would prepare me for service. Notre Dame does not only teach theory and practice but goes a step further in ensuring the holistic development of its doctors. Further training to hone skills not only in clinical science, technical skills, and research but also in ethics, humanities and philosophy. Thus molding doctors to be compassionate and knowledgeable of his social, moral and ethical obligations to the larger Christian community. This is the learning and training that I desire. It would be the utmost privilege to be under the tutelage of this institution. An institution that shares my vision of what a doctor should be.
At the present time, my goal is to prepare myself to use my God-given talents, training and intelligence to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Working in different healthcare settings has reaffirmed my belief that I possess the qualities of honesty, dedication, intelligence and willingness to serve that will make me excel as a medical student at Notre Dame and, ultimately, as a doctor. Medicine involves service. Service is making a sacrifice, denying oneself in