I am currently in medical school and love it. I am devoted to education and learning and am especially interested biology and future medical technology. I always strive to be caring and compassionate and hope I can make a difference---my 'mark' on society--by becoming a doctor.
I really enjoy intellectual endeavors. Acquiring knowledge and learning more about the world is a big part of my life. I am forever a skeptic and secularist; therefore, I can safely call myself an anti-theist. I do not dislike religious people--I have many friends of many different religious backgrounds--but am against religion as a fundamental concept and contend the world would be a much safer, more moral place in its absence.
I understand that last paragraph will turn many people away, but that's OK. Being kind, compassionate, logical, and reaching out to others are all things I strive for. For this, I am happy with many of the moral conclusions I have come to thus far. I am always working to become a more caring and understanding person.
Humor is also an important aspect of my life. Sarcasm is fantastic.
In the past year I've become very involved in mindfulness meditation. It has made a significant impact on my life and I hope to share it with others. I am currently designing a mindfulness program to teach medical students how to teach mindfulness to low-socioeconomic K-12 students, as well as homeless shelters, healthcare workers, and just the community in general. I hope to see it flourish within the coming years and spread to other medical schools across the country.
I thought I'd spend this summary explaining mostly what's in my head, rather than what I do. However, a brief list of my hobbies seems appropriate. Besides my academic endeavors, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing golf, playing poker, video games exercising, clubbing, snowboarding, as well as pretty much anything that involves having fun ^_^
I'm assuming no one wants to read the usual cliche rant about my likes in books movies or music, although I very much enjoy them all. If your internal organs are just burning with desire to know, ask and I'll let you know :)
Really literal lists.
I also lie about things.