For me, a great participant is an active productive one who always seeks to reach his goals. Concerning my goals and achievement, I will showcase some of them down below.
I have joined many activities in my university and faculty like Tanta Medical Student Union in which I was a member of the scientific committee. And also charities like Resala charity where I became the head of the medical committee. I also joined Zewail City Friends (ZCF) where I organized some scientific events aiming expanding public awareness about scientific research.
Beside such these university activities and public work, I always did my best to get high scores at the exams all over the past 3 years.
After my 1st year in university, I participated in the competition of the Ideal student; I came first at the competition at my faculty, and coming second of university nominated for participation in the competition all over Egypt. After my 2nd year, I was one of 2 students chosen - all over the faculty - to participate in the exchange program with Omdurman University in Sudan.
In the 4th class, we study public health. One of its important topics is medical research. I found myself interested in medical research, so I decided to start my journey a little bit earlier and applied for Delta Thalassemia Centre for Control and Prevention (research project).
Also I joined a research team in Mansoura University called International Medical Research School, and together we organized the 1st Arab and Nile basin Medical Student Conference. Besides being one of the organization team, I presented a 15 minute session with much audience of student and arbiters in a competition held between students. My literature review presentation, which was about thalassemia, came first in this competition.
I believe that a one's life should be a combination of work, study, entertainment and volunteering. I have many hobbies and sources of learning other than my faculty as:
- Being a photographer. I am in love with photography and this hobby recently became a source of money. I also have finished an online course about the basics of photography on Coursera website.
- I play sports like swimming, tennis table and running but actually I am not professional in any of these.
3 - I attend conferences outside the medical field like that of the Arabian youth union about the Nile River and Nile basin countries held in Egypt 2015.
Actually, I have great motivation to participate in this program; I am looking forward to knowing more about the American culture and to meet new professors and students from all over the world. I always seek knowledge and new experiences, and I believe this one is going to be very helpful to me to get more knowledge about medical and non medical topics. And also participate in the community services and volunteering in NGOs of USA.
The experiences and benefits told by past alumni of UGRAD made me full of enthusiasm to participate.
This is why I think I am going to be an active participant.