Growth and resilience.
I feel these two words can be used to describe my application as a whole. I felt absolutely crushed and defeated when I was rejected from the BScPA program last year. My focus then became improving as a reapplicant.
After some honest self-reflection, I created a concrete plan to improve my communication skills and diversify my healthcare experiences. I stepped out of my comfort zone and into the unknown as I threw myself into the COVID-19 response efforts in Toronto.
After 6 months at St. Michael’s Hospital, I was promoted to Operation’s Leader of the COVID Vaccination Clinic, which has been invaluable experience. I grew in many ways from my time in the COVID Assessment Centre and COVID Vaccination Clinic and I referred to many of my experiences and patient interactions during the supplemental application and the MMI.
Ultimately, I feel this demonstration of growth and resilience allowed me to stand out to the admissions committee.