Prompt- The Accelerated Programs Admission Committee is interested in learning more about you. Please write an essay of no more than 750 words on why you wish to enter the health professions, including what experiences have led you to this decision and what you hope to gain from your chosen profession. Please make sure your essay is completely distinct from the one you submitted on the Common Application.
When I was little, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. The only problem was, I didn't know. I went from career to career, searching for something to look forward to. It wasn't until my second year of high school that I walked into the biology lab and knew that I wanted to stay there. I feel like there is something so special about being able to see and understand how the human body works, and how complex it is. Ever since then, I've taken every class I can find in the science field at my school, and looked for opportunities like job shadows that would help me find what I was suited for. I only recently became interested in Arts and Humanities subjects like anthropology. Both science and anthropology are bound together. One studies the physical aspects of humans, and the other studies the cultures, background, and histories of humans. I guess you could say that I'm fascinated by humanity altogether. This semester, I will be taking a course on World Religions, which I'm hoping will give me an insight into how people interact when religion comes into play. I'm not still completely sure what I want to specifically be. All I know is that I need to find a job that I can't wait to get to in the mornings, and don't want to leave at night. I need a career that will consume my time, because I'm a workaholic, and proud of it. I feel like the right college and program will lead me to the job that fits me.