-Employer: DaVita Dialysis .Title: Patient Care Technician -Employer: Hooper Holmes Portamedic .Title: Phlebotomist \"I am a phlebotomist who performs medical exams for life insurance companies.\" -Employer: Jamba Juice .Title: Supervisor \"I worked at Jamba Juice, a popular smoothie shop, as a supervisor in the beginning of my college years.\"
-Organization: Kaiser Roseville & Marshall Medical .Position: Volunteer/Shadow \"After deciding to apply to DO school and getting through a demanding semester I recently contacted local DOs to arrange shadowing.\" -Organization: Project R.I.D.E. (Riding Instruction Designed for Education) .Position: Leader \"This is one of the most valuable and rewarding experiences of my life.\" -Organization: American Medical Student Association, Sacramento State .Position: Chapter President \"AMSA was my backbone through my pre-med years, always there to support me and always with plenty of opportunities to learn and serve.\" - Organization: American Medical Student Association, Sacramento State .Position: Tutor \"I held tutoring jobs throughout my undergrad career, but I decided that I needed to expand my reach to help more people\" -Organization: American Medical Student Association, Sacramento State .Position: Suture Lab Host \"Organizing AMSA\'s biannual suture lab was my responsibility for the past two years.\" -Organization: California Health Professional Student Alliance .Position: Logistics Coordinator for Lobby Day 2010 \"Lobby Day is an annual advocacy event in Sacramento when health professional students from all over California visit their legislators to urge passage of the California Universal Healthcare Act.\" -Organization: Global in Diagnostic Disease Education .Position: Student \"This is an organization that provides learning experiences to students in Peru while delivering medical aid.\" -Organization: UC Davis Medical Center .Position: Volunteer \"Presented with first hand observation of various positions in the hospital I was able to make the decision between becoming a nurse or a physician\" -Organization: National Career Education .Position: Student \"I trained as a phlebotomist/ECG technician/laboratory assistant at NCE vocational college during my second year of undergrad\" Date: May 2010 Award: Phi Kappa Phi Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
First Sentence Personal Statement...
At an early age I gained a profound respect and interest for the medical field from stories my mother told me about her life. She was born in Portugal and suffered a deadly disease,.... After my first year in college I decided to train in phlebotomy. Since I was enjoying medical training, I wanted to explore medicine further so I began volunteering at a hospital.... Caring for my grandfather in the last years of his life solidified my desire to become a physician. My grandfather battled lung cancer for years and it eventually took his life on.... My love of the medical field increased exponentially during this time seeing it improve the life of one I loved. I knew I wanted to practice medicine..... The nobility of healing and preservation of life without self-gain--this is what draws me to medicine..... Originally I thought I would apply to MD programs like my friends. I began exploring DO programs since the topic came up a few times.... Osteopathic colleges produce competent physicians who provide complete care to their patients while empowering them to take care of themselves. Their training....
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Application Cycle One: 06/23/2010
Undergraduate college: California State University Sacramento
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences