- Jun 11, 2010
- Reaction score
Number one is a very good subject.Thank you for taking the time to read my questions, I appreciate all the guidance.
I have two topics that I am considering talking about in my challenge secondary essay
1) I struggled with being overweight for most my adolescents. I want to talk about how I tried to make a change and followed these glamorized diets that led to initial weight loss and then gain. I also want to talk about how it was difficult to lose weight because of my culture. I can talk about the lessons I learned and how I coped with multiple failures and the stigma around it in my culture. I have actually applied a lot of these lessons in my journey toward medical school
2) My dad had a back injury and was prescribed pain meds. He was taking multiple a day then told to immediately stop by a doctor without any taper, this led to a major injury and then depression. I can talk about how difficult it was for me as he was my biggest role model and the head of our household. I can talk about how I learned to cope with it and how it will affect my outlook for my own future patients
Number two is interesting, but I'm worried that it will come off as more about your dad than you.