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I am currently a senior pursuing a bachelor of science degree in public health while on a premedical track. I have always had a passion for health care and known I had wanted to go to medical school. However, in high school I didn’t quite understand what public health was. After learning about the public health field and how important it is to know the community you serve (not just the individuals), I switched my major to public health. I hope to pursue my master's in public health as well as my MD/DO degree after graduation. I would like to use my public health degree to help educate fellow providers on the inequalities of health care and the importance of public health. I hope to change some of the ways health care is practiced especially in underserved areas in the U.S.
I am a senior in the Public Health BS program with minors in biology and Spanish. I began at UB as a chemistry major but switched programs during my sophomore year when I became interested in health equity and realized I wanted to pursue a career that addressed the inequities prevalent in the United States and around the globe. During my time in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, I have completed an internship in Uganda working with the Ministry of Water and Environment, volunteered at UB’s Lighthouse Medical Clinic, served on the e-board of the undergraduate Public Health Club, and worked as an undergraduate research assistant for a research study in the Community Health and Health Behavior Department. I am hoping to gain work experience in community and minority health prior to attending a graduate program in the future.