Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae with Pre-Med Studies
Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
I think the most impactful experience that I have been a part of is the volunteer medical mission trip I was a part of to Costa Rica. Seeing the amount of help that I can provide with even a minor knowledge of medicine still inspires me to work today.
One professor who really influenced my decision to look into psychiatry as a profession is Dr. Rhea Merck. Whenever she would talk to us about her experiences as a therapist, those stories really stayed with me. To be able to be a part of someone's mental growth and healing is a privilege. Her passion when teaching that class inspired me to start researching more into different modes of therapy, and is something I hope to be able to incorporate in my future career.
I am currently in the UofSC School of Medicine Class of 2024.
Career goals/professional aspirations:
I hope to become a psychiatrist or internist, and work in a private clinic, as well as be involved with an ACT program that will be able to help urban patients who are not able to get care normally.