To this end, I participated in a medical interpretation training program and was licensed as a Mandarin health interpreter.
I hope I will be able to contribute my efforts to the field of public health, especially immigrant health, in the future.
(iii) If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
(iv) Never use the passive where you can use the active.
Often, hospital signs are also not translated into other languages, making navigation difficult for elderly patients.
These scenes are played across hospitals in the nation everyday.:) Ah – ok, now we come to the challenging 250-word essays.So back in the day, we had a choice between these two essays to write a long essay on, but I guess now they’re requiring you write on both of them, but as shorter essays. Vu suffered a stroke that required hospitalization. Vu had not applied for health insurance, resulting in the exorbitant bill.My advice is just to go ahead and be honest with them (well, you should be honest in your entire application ; P), especially with the “Pleasure” essay.The admission officers (“adcoms”) are not looking for “standard” answers, and you won’t get brownie points by putting down “programming,” “building robots,” or other “MIT-y” answers (although they also definitely won’t penalize you if they do happen to be things that you do for fun). Many people stress out about the “Department” essay, but I can tell you that MIT DOES NOT admit on a quota, and you WILL NOT be penalized by which department you put down on that blank (I don’t know how many emails I’ve gotten on this subject already – seriously, the adcoms are not lying at you, and no – there is no conspiracy either).Actually, I really enjoyed the “world” essay – and I thought it was the one of the best prompts out of the prompts for the 15 colleges that I applied to (number one was still Stanford’s “photograph” prompt – I loved it. The challenge now, however, is how to condense all the things you want to convey into mere 250 words. An internship at an Asian clinic opened my eyes to the untold story of limited-English proficiency patients, who often struggle to obtain health care in a maze of foreign forms and convoluted policies. Wong was neglected in the county hospital for over two hours, unable to flag down a passing nurse for assistance because of the language barrier. Park searched in vain for Radiology in a blinding flurry of English letters.In order for me to see what a 250 word word limit is really like, I wrote a 250 word essay. He held up the sheet of wrinkled paper, his eyes in silent protest. Over the summer, these stories became too common – accounts of immigrants fighting for their right to care in a shockingly monolingual health system.Many patients suffer extended waits in the hospital, unable to obtain assistance.It is possible that a worsening stomachache is the initial sign for appendicitis, which needs to be treated expeditiously.After my experiences this summer, I realized that I wanted to channel my energy into the revitalization of this system.It is no longer sufficient for us to stand on the sidelines and watch.