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BS Economics, Chinese Applicant

December 28, 2012

From an early age, my mother was my role model, and mentor.  She managed a real estate company and introduced me to the rudiments of investment, finance, business, the very mechanisms that drive an economy.  She would share her business experiences with me and placed the seeds of ambition, and criti…

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Graduate School Diversity, Asia, Ukraine

June 7, 2012

As a child of an immigrant family from the Ukraine, I came to the West at the close of a  long and brutal era in my country of origin; I was only 13 years old when I escaped with my family to the West. For me, diversity in America is not so much formed on the basis of our genetic codes, but by our e…

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Ob Gyn Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology

May 17, 2012

It was my senior year of college. Two of my close friends, my lab partner and his wife, were about to have their first child After months of anticipation and two false alarms the day finally arrived Her membranes ruptured and she was four centimeters dilated. Nervous but excited we were led into lab…

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Medical Residency in Anesthesiology

May 17, 2012

As I approach the end of my medical school education, I find that my thoughts often shift away from the formal material that has been my life for over three years. I have spent countless hours learning anatomy, conceptualizing physiology, practicing physical exam skills, and developing differential …

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Cardiology Fellowship, African Man

May 17, 2012

I was born, raised, and went to medical school in Ethiopia where most modern medical tools such as CT scans and MRIs were simply not available. Nevertheless, my professors insisted that the most important medical information is always obtained from interviews with and observation of the patients. I …

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PHD Human Development, Education

April 5, 2012

In South Korea, where I was born, I served twenty-nine months as an army chaplain, counseling troubled soldiers, positively affecting overall camp morale. Even in South Korea, there were soldiers from myriad backgrounds, a challenge I welcomed and greatly enjoyed, illuminating my life's path all the…

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Residency Ob/Gyn, Photography, Spain

March 14, 2012

It was my first trip across the Atlantic. I received a college scholarship that allowed me to travel and intern at the Foundation, a national HIV service organization. I documented my experience through photography in order to share it with my college community. M.J. was a gardener at the foundation…

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