The immigrant experience is always valuable.Just looking for some feedback on my brainstorming for the diversity secondary essay
I was born overseas and came here as a child, grew up middle class, and my ethnicity is very ORM
I wanted to talk mostly about the language barrier, and seeing a ton of patients (including my family) struggle with it in every clinical setting I've been in. My "unique take" on it is about how a lot of patients refuse translation, and I want to add my perspective on this and physician-patient communication in general.
I care a lot about immigrant health issues and can back it up with multiple ECs (esp the one based around ESL/English literacy), but I'm worried this topic is cliche, and I'm aware that the diversity essay is supposed to be more than just my race
Other options I've thought about are talking about my clinical experiences (esp working at a hotspot ED during covid), my travels through middle America (im Californian), or my interest in geography/politics, but none of that has impacted my career choice/goals as much as the immigrant/language thing did so it feels kinda disingenuous