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CODE RED 1 CODE RED Tanisha Saini San Francisco State University English 106, Section 36 Professor Hibble
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CODE RED 2 CODE RED Throughout the world, pre-med students find a connection with medicine. Many find a connection with medicine for reasons such as experiencing a loved one becoming diagnosed with a disease, desiring to help save lives, or carrying an interest to learn about medicine. I currently attend San Francisco State University and declared as a pre-med student. For pre-med students beginning college as well, many may fear feeling alone while enduring the path to medical school and having to sacrifice their current life to commit to the grueling lifestyle of medicine. As a result of this fear, I have decided to join Pre-Health Professions Student Alliance (PHPSA) and American Medical Student Association (AMSA) to relate on a more personal level with others enduring the pre-med journey, and to create friendships with other pre-students. PHPSA, an on campus club, offers pre-med students a chance to meet other students who share similar interests and feelings about medicine. AMSA, an off campus club, provides members with opportunities to seek out advice from medical leaders around the country and to intern, providing shadowing opportunities. Students can become involved in pre-med organizations to eliminate fears and pessimism, to engage in activities that enhance their clinical exposure, and to connect and network with medical leaders and other students who are not certain of the specialty they want to pursue within healthcare. Initially, I joined PHPSA to meet other pre-med students who share similar views about medicine. However, during the beginning of the first meeting I became nervous because I thought each member would be abnormally competitive and ruthless, ready to humiliate me if I said anything incorrect. As soon as I walked into the room I knew I had made the most inaccurate judgment because I instantly felt a connection with all the other
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CODE RED 3 members. Armbien, the president of PHPSA, immediately shared his not-so-glorious story about why he chose to become a pre-med student. He chose medicine not based on any family related devastation but because he genuinely wants to learn and make a difference. Then Armbien asked all the members why we decided to become pre-med students and many students were stating similar answers: they were interested and wanted to pursue medicine but scared as hell to commit, sacrifice, and overall struggle to become
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course ENGLISH 106 taught by Professor Hibble during the Fall '10 term at S.F. State.

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