MY WHITE COAT MEANS CARING FOR THE UNDERSERVED
My humble beginnings are something I cherish greatly, because without them I wouldn't be the person I am today. Both my parents immigrated from Mexico and because of their illegal status, healthcare was never an option. Throughout my life my family has always relied on public hospitals, community health centers, and the emergency department. Experiencing this type of adversity has made me aware of the immense demand for doctors who can provide quality healthcare to underprivileged communities. My white coat means that, as a current medical student and future doctor, I will care for the underserved patients who have been abandoned by our healthcare system; patients like my parents, my neighbors, my friends.
-Natalie Corrilo, MD Candidate, Class of 2019