Hi Everyone! I am reaching out to you through this letter. I have made this GoFundMe to talk about an amazing opportunity and to ask for your support as I take the next steps in my pursuit of becoming a physician!
My fascination with medicine began when my grandparents would come over for dinner and they, along with my dad, would share different experiences they had and the variety of people they would take care of as emergency room nurses. It was captivating. Although some of the things they would speak of were complex, the simple human to human love and care was beautiful. I thought, “How amazing would it be to spend my life helping people by applying knowledge of the human body (which is my passion) and some of that same love and care to other people?!”
What is Atlantis?
Atlantis is a pre-med Fellowship abroad program that connects pre-health students with doctors in hospitals across the world. It is designed to help students like me understand their place in the medical field and get first-hand experience shadowing physicians. As you may know, getting serious shadowing experience in the States is both extremely competitive and rigorously regulated. Yet, pre-medical
students are expected to have shadowing experiences, along with unique extracurricular pursuits, to get accepted into medical school. An Atlantis Fellowship satisfies both of those requirements. I had seen
advertisements for the Atlantis Fellowship on social media and decided to apply. Soon after I was Interviewed and thankfully accepted. Through this Fellowship, I will get the opportunity to: shadow international physicians, rotate weekly through various specialties, shadow for 20 hours per week, go on group excursions to experience my host country’s culture, connect with other pre-med students around the world, grow personally through this international experience, and volunteer to help tutor English to hospital staff. I will be traveling to Zagreb, Croatia for four
weeks, and I am so excited to see healthcare from this new cultural perspective! I am excited to see a variety of different facets of medicine, and I hope to develop a better idea of which direction to take in medicine. I am also excited to experience and learn more about Croatian culture in Zagreb and other nearby cities!
How Can You Help?
First of all, thank you for taking the time to read this letter and learning about my summer plans. The total cost for the Fellowship is $4,000, but I am aiming to raise $5,000 to afford flights, additional food, and any extra expenses. This is where I need your help — if you are willing and able to partner with me in my medical pursuits, I would greatly appreciate a monetary contribution of any amount. No gift is too small, I would appreciate any support. If you decide that you want to partner with me in this endeavor, you can send a check to my home address, or donate through this GoFundMe page. I would love to keep you updated on my journey and the things that I learn from it. I will be sending a letter after my Fellowship to everyone who partners with me so that I can share what I learned and how I grew from my experience. Thank you again for considering my future medical career!
Worcester Polytechnic Institute ‘20
- Al Nover
- Victor/Lise Lemay
- Diane Martineau
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