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To Be or Not To Be

Madison | future anesthesiologist

Many people have asked, "Madison, what do you want to be when you get older?" That's a great question. Since I was a little girl, I just had a feeling that I would be a doctor when I got older. It's as though I was born to be a doctor. I now have a passion to be an anesthesiologist. My mom is a registered nurse and often tells me that "education is the key to your future." She recently graduated from university and talks to me a great deal about the importance of college, grades, work ethic, and discipline. She instills the value of good study habits and has helped me learn how to study.

I have conducted research on what it would take to become an anesthesiologist. It will require graduating from medical school then completing four more years in an anesthesiology residency. My mom has also had me interview and talk with several physicians, including an anesthesiologist. Talking with physicians has helped me better understand the steps I must take in order to apply to medical school. This experience also provided me with valuable information on the many opportunities for me once I graduate. The city that I live in has countless opportunities for an anesthesiologist including teaching. This has really helped me confirm that I do want to continue making good grades and be accepted into medical school. I would love nothing more than to graduate and continue with my dream of becoming a doctor. I take pride in my grades and my study habits. I also know that good grades are only one of the prerequisites to get into college. I am also going to run for student body president next year at school. In addition, I volunteer at my mom's corporate office. Her company specializes in treating diabetics. This allows me to be exposed to the medical field. My excellent grades, community service, extra curricular activities, discipline and drive will help me to achieve my dreams of becoming an anesthesiologist. My mom is a single mother and is the ideal role model for me. She graduated with honors and a 4.0 GPA. I attended her graduation and as the fireworks went off, I knew that one day she would be there cheering me on too when I graduated. I was so proud of her. I know that she is working hard to provide me with the opportunity to go to college. I ask that you look favorably upon my application and award me a scholarship.

Madison's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.