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Ive always envisioned myself as becoming the type of physician that is an integral part of the community I live in I believe the role of a physician extends beyond simply being a medical practitioner for a patient Becoming a physician is a privilege that would place me in a position to be a pillar to my community I know that Georgetown University understands this notion from its focus on cura personalis to its principles of community service Georgetown offers many tools that would allow me to shape myself into the type of physician I aim to becomeGeorgetwon Universitys premise of cura personalis an idea that aims to heal both physically and psychosocially intrigues me I know that the underlying principles of cura personalis were designed to respect each individual human being especially those who are the most disenfranchised in our society This concern for the most vulnerable members of society draws me to Georgetown Georgetwon acknowledges the existence of the working class and underserved individuals in our society as well as those who feel they arent receiving the proper representation I began volunteering at a Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center an acute care facility in Brooklyn as a patient advocate and navigator As an advocate I gave a voice to patients who came from my own community When I performed follow up surveys I was delighted to hear them speak positively about their hospital visits which for many people can be a painstaking task I aim to deepen my commitment to my community and work to empower its members that feel powerless Much like the premise of cura personalis I believe that a community needs to be cared for on multiple levels healthcare being only one such levelMy decision to purse medicine is a fairly recent one When compared to some of my cohorts that will be applying to Georgetown University I am likely to have less clinical experience Im excited to take advantage
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