I would suggest focusing on #2. COVID has shown that technology is more important in the delivery of healthcare than ever before. Items #1 (being personable) and #3 (essentially being a life-long learner) are traits that are expected of every medical student. Not every student, however, will have the skill or passion for tech. I would expand idea #2 by noting 3 specific topics, with a focus on a quick explanation of what it is, how you believe it will impact healthcare, and what your specific skill set is for that topic. As an example, I wrote about the use of blockchain technology in the secure delivery of EHR. I had at least a couple of different interviewers ask me more in-depth questions about the topic.Hello expert team of student doctor network, I previously asked for some assistance with my application topics and was advised to rethink my diversity essay topic. I have thought of some other qualities I possess that are less focused on my ethnicity. If you could let me know what you think I would appreciate it.
1. Throughout my life I have become adept at creating comfortable social settings with others, allowing me to establish an effective rapport with most of the people I meet. Consequently, this has helped me create a productive environment in professional settings such as in the laboratory I work in and hospice I volunteer at. Moreover, this has allowed others to confide in me and has helped me navigate some otherwise uncomfortable scenarios involving more serious topics.
2. I have interests and am actively participating in the integration of healthcare and technology, specifically through computational research. I do not have a degree in computer science, however, I have put in a lot of effort to become fluent in a few programming languages that has allowed me to create fruitful research endeavors. Outside of the laboratory I am acquainting myself with more specialized topics such as deep learning and how to integrate it with healthcare such as aiding/improving radiological diagnoses. (not sure if this is important, but the majority of my applications are for physician-scientist programs)
3. I like to learn how to do new things, even if they aren't relevant to my career. A couple examples, I taught myself the basics of woodworking and incorporated it with some basic electronics to create a box held together by dovetail joints that uses a push button to control a servomotor to dispense index cards; I learned the basics of sewing and made some small stuffed animals for some friends (I applied this to one of my volunteering opportunities, albeit the transition wasn't as smooth as I thought it would be and I kept stabbing myself)
If anyone could provide some feedback on these topics I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much!