- Jun 11, 2010
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#1 can describe up to 30% of all med students. So that's a no go.Need help choosing between these experiences for my adversity prompt on secondaries:
1) Being born in the states to first-gen immigrant parents, English (my native language) is not my parents' native language and vice versa. This made it particularly difficult to express myself to them, as my ability to speak my foreign language was very basic conversational level. This led to me being very shy as a kid, especially when with my parents. I noticed that I could have deeper conversations with my friends' parents since I always felt more comfortable and expressive speaking in English. Also, I really longed for the familial comfort my peers had whenever I went to their house. I could see how close they were with their family, and I could never relate to that at all. I never really opened up to my parents until recently, and I realized how important communication is to a sense of support. Because of this, I was a very independent child growing up who always figured things out on my own instead of consulting my parents for help with struggles in school, relationships, etc.
2) During the early months of COVID, pretty much everyone I knew (including all my roommates) went home to quarantine with their family. Since I work in healthcare, I had to stay back and live in isolation for a long time. While everyone was spending time with their families, I was just by myself for weeks on end. I also couldn't do much outside of work due to the quarantine, and I was pretty scared of getting sick considering I was actively testing COVID patients at work. This period of isolation took a toll on me mentally, but I overcame it by building healthy habits and staying productive.
#2) Pretty much everybody in the US had to do this, so try something that really showed us your coping skills and grit. It does OT have to be Medicine related, nor life and death. In addition, many schools now have a COVID effects prompt in their apps.