Working With Underserved Population As A Career Goal
As a first generation university student, I had to overcome a lot of obstacles to come this far in my education due to the numerous financial challenges, but I am motivated by the fact that getting access to education is the surest way to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.
My desire to enter the medical field is to impact people’s lives within my community and country through clinical work. Pursuing a career in medical field will provide me with the unique opportunity to help improve patient health on a larger scale. After graduation, I plan to practice medicine in our local healthcare system especially in rural communities where there is lack of access to medical care.
More importantly, coming from a remote part of my country, I recognize my country’s need for rural healthcare workers who will work to find solutions to the myriad healthcare challenges confronting rural folks. My ambition is to help improve the standard of living of people in poverty stricken areas of my country through sound healthcare policies. The need for healthcare workers capable of mapping out healthcare strategies to solve health challenges cannot be underemphasized; hence my application for this scholarship program to fund the remaining years of my studies.
As a way of giving back to the community during vacations, I spent some time doing community service at the local hospital in my community. I also go on medical outreach in isolated communities around the country to provide free medical services, also try to improve my own community’s quality of life by volunteering with our community clinic during vacations, which provides free healthcare services such as health screening and donation of medicines to clinics in remote areas of the country. My experience volunteering has shown me the value of working with underserved populations.
After graduation, I want to undertake various projects to improve the standard of living and quality of health of underserved populations in my country. The first project I want to undertake is to open a free mobile clinic that will serve my community and its environs to provide free medical assistance to underserved populations regardless of the patient’s race, gender or sexual orientation. The diverse health services would include free consultations and free medications. I believe this initiative will greatly help to bridge the healthcare disparity gap and provide the needed healthcare intervention to marginalized communities, especially indigenous groups from poverty stricken part of the country
However, these beautiful plans will only remain a dream if I am not able to get the needed financial assistance to able to complete my medical degree. Sadly, due to unexpected financial crisis, I am at risk of dropping out of medical school if I don’t get sponsorship. This situation has arisen because my mother is battling with stroke resulting in financial difficulty. She works as a petty trader, but the money she earns is not enough to pay for my medical school, her medical bills and also cater for my younger siblings.
I am grateful to find opportunities like the one your foundation is providing to students like myself who are constantly fighting for the right to receive education. This scholarship will be an opportunity to fully focus my attention on the main objective of achieving the best I can in the Bachelor of medicine and Surgery program. I will strive to be a good representative and ambassador of WMF throughout my future career. Thank you for taking the time to evaluate this application and look forward to being selected as a Wells Mountain scholar.
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