Yes! Graduation is May 19th, but of course graduating comes with a new set of stressors: figuring out next steps and wrapping up coursework. Per my previous post, I ended up applying to six doctoral programs, mostly centered around health services research and health policy and management. To date, I have received three acceptances, two rejections, and the last is still pending.
This semester, I have defended my Master’s Thesis proposal and now working towards submitting it by mid-April. With acceptances, visiting schools, and my thesis work I have been in a slight state of confusion as I am deciding on where to go. Around 2 AM this morning, I took some time to read my statement of purpose for some motivation. I figured I would share a few paragraphs of the introduction as I have found that it is not an easy thing to articulate in 10 words or less while I am chatting with friends and family:
Essentially, in 10 words or less (or 19), I want to be an advocate for vulnerable communities and mentor the next generation of scholars and change agents.