Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Applicants to Advanced Training Programs in Dentistry
Personal Statement, Residency, Fellowship, Master's, Certificate
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Sample 1st Paragraph, Personal Statement Introduction, Latin-American, Biology Major, Spanish, Volunteer Work
Still only 20 years old, I will earn my degree in Biology next May, in 2014. I am writing in support of my application to dental school to begin shortly thereafter. I will also graduate with a minor in chemistry. One of the strongest aspects of my application is my volunteer work, since I have invested heavily in this area for some time: local soup kitchens, Habitat for Humanity, mentoring inner-city children, and helping with arts and crafts fairs for children in Niagara Falls. I am in the process of recovering the Spanish that my father taught me as a child. Since my father is originally from Puerto Rico, I too am Latin American and this aspect of my identity gains increasing importance to me as I continue to mature. After graduating with the DDS Degree, I will then have the capacity to make major contributions, especially to underserved Latin American communities. Organizing dental missions is my central dream in life, personal as well as professional.