Bioethics Personal Statement

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Since my first mock trial in the third grade, I have come to the realization that life is not black and white, but shades of grey. Law is a field that signifies this, which is why law caught my interest then and still does today. Law is complex, and as I explored the complexity of my own humanity throughout high school and college, I found my calling. My studies, my experiences, my determination and my curiosity became a reflection of my career goals. Intending to improve the legal system, I began to investigate the failures in the system. In face of my own health issues, I became aware of the ethical challenges that arise from advances in healthcare. My focus soon shifted from wanting to improve the legal system to wanting to improve the healthcare system and the ways in which law could assist in improving such issues. Becoming well versed in the topics of bioethics I took interest in clinical ethics consultation, medical decision-making, research ethics, and the ethical, legal and social implications of new technologies. Overtime I learned the importance of applying the concepts of ethics…show more content…
I yearn to understand issues in bioethics and the literature on these issues. What I want most is to be able to explore my ideas on topics within bioethics that have yet to be found in the literature. What is crucial to my development as a bioethicist and a lawyer is gaining a mentor who will challenge and support me. I want to learn more about myself and what I can offer to the healthcare field. In regard to gaining a mentor, my interests align closely with three of the faculty members: Seema Shah, J.D., David Wasserman, J.D., M.A., and Marion Danis, M.D. Having the opportunity to interact with these faculty members as well as others in the department will enable me to reach my full potential and gain insights that otherwise would surely remain

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