What advice would you give a prospective med student?

I’ve come to believe that everything happens for a reason, we often just don’t know it yet in the moment! Once you’ve figured out that you want to be a part of this amazing profession of serving patients via medicine, hold on to those reasons and do your best to make your dreams happen.

Why did you choose Long School of Medicine?

Long School of Medicine provides a wide variety of ways for Medical students to give back to the community. For me this was an important factor in making my decision. The school offers the unique opportunity to serve six free clinics helping various underserved populations receive medical care via collaboration of students and faculty. Aside from the unique opportunity to volunteer at clinics, the Center of Medical Humanities and Ethics provides grants for students interested in leading and volunteering for Community Service Learning projects to allow medical students to become involved with causes that they are passionate about within the community. Beyond these unique opportunities, every interaction I had with a student at UT Health San Antonio was welcoming and warming. From the beginning I noted that students and faculty that I had never met before were ready to answer all my questions and support me with ideas I may have had. As someone who thrives in a place that is more than a school, but a community I felt that Long School of Medicine was the best place for me to learn, thrive and take the next step towards becoming a Medical Professional.

Using 3 words, how would you describe the Long School of Medicine?

Collaborative, Innovative, Passionate

Aditi Sharma

-Aditi Sharma’22