Ever since I had set foot in this country 11 years ago, language barrier set me back in my high school years. But through perseverance and practice I learned it without noticing it and began to challenge myself by taking Advance Placement level classes. It was not easy because of new concepts and terminologies. Also, I had to prepare for the SAT, which it was new to me since I had never taken any national test. I took it twice and got a descent score of 1290/1600. This gave me the courage to pursue a higher education, so I got accepted to Richland College with a 2 year full scholarship. In order to keep myself stress-free, I began to volunteer in an after school program called Heart House. It was fun because I tutored middle school students in all school subjects by incorporating various teaching methods, like developing activities and games. I also encouraged students to make discoveries, solve problems, and think independently. After completing 250 hours, I was nominated "All Star Volunteer" and was officially presented with the award at the American Airline arena.
After getting my Associates Degree, I became more motivated to complete my Bachelors after I was awarded an extra private scholarship from the Zimmer Foundation. This sparked my interest to help others and give back to the community, so I began volunteering at Presbyterian Hospital at Dallas. After 250 hours of volunteering services I assisted with questions regarding patient’s health status in a professional and helpful attitude. Even though I had not full contact with them, I was part of their recovery by appointing their relatives to the proper surgeon and by visiting patients in the recovery area. Furthermore, I shadowed an Oncologist, an Orthopedic Surgeon, and a Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeon, who allowed me to be present in the operating room while he performed an aortic valve surgery which lasted for over 5 hours. During this period, I became familiarized with day-to-day work ethics and understood the discipline and dedication to become a physician.
Pursuing my Bachelors in Biology at UTD was challenging due to a more intensive coursework load, so I had my ups-and-downs. I retook some classes to improve my GPA and get a better understanding of valuable principles those classes had to offer. I became familiarized with principles presented in books, performing them in the laboratory. My ups-and-downs during my academic year made tougher and willing to work harder each day because getting an education is necessary for personal grow and satisfaction. As a result, after earning my Bachelors in Biology my willingness of becoming a better professional has elevated, especially considering that I am fortunate to have my parents’ support. My purpose is to challenge myself and work harder to achieve more in life, because in that sense I will be able to have more resources and be able to help others. As a professional, I believe there is a non-stop learning process for acquiring new information about your field of interest.
what is your current, past or ideal job title?
I have volunteered mostly. That's where I have acquired my experiences.
what languages do you speak?
Spanish and English
what countries have you lived in?
Peru and the USA
what's your Hispanic connection?
I am Peruvian.
where did you learn about nshp.org?
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I loved your Bio, especially what you say here, My purpose is to challenge myself and work harder to achieve more in life, because in that sense I will be able to have more resources and be able to help others. As a professional, I believe there is a non-stop learning process for acquiring new information about your field of interest.
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