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MEMBER OF THE MONTH

October 2017

Taylor Dillard

1. What year/major are you? What are your future career plans?

 

I am a second-year biology major, and am minoring in Spanish. I plan on going to PA school after I get my undergraduate degree.

2. Why did you join AED?

I joined AED in order to have greater access to volunteer opportunities within my community. Additionally, I thought the organization would help in guiding me through the pre-health process, and it has done just that!

3. What's your favorite AED event? Most memorable event?

My favorite, and most memorable, AED event was Light the Night. Seeing the different colored lanterns, which indicated whether one was a supporter for the fight against, survivor of, or had lost someone to blood cancer, raised in the dark sky was beyond heartwarming.

4. If you could give one piece of advice to fellow members, what would it be?

​Make the most out of any situation that you are put in, whether that be during a long volunteering event or a boring class lecture. Find a way to have fun doing what you are doing–it makes everything way more enjoyable for not only yourself, but the people around you as well!

November 2017

Asad Mustafa

1. What year/major are you? What are your future career plans?

 

I am currently a Junior Neuroscience major and I am working towards becoming a Neurosurgeon in the future.

2. Why did you join AED?

I joined AED because it seemed like a great organization to get volunteer hours and meet like-minded premed students. It seemed like NHS from high school but for pre-health students and it definitely has been beneficial!

3. What's your favorite AED event? Most memorable event?

Honestly throughout these past three years, there have been a lot of events that have stuck out and were great experiences and really fun. Some of them being: Red-Cross Fire Alarm event, Meals on Wheels, Perot Great Adventure Hunt, JDRF Walk, AFK Walk, and Dallas Life volunteering. I have meet some amazing people and put in hours that I know have contributed to good causes in our area.

4. If you could give one piece of advice to fellow members, what would it be?

 

​Advice that I would give to fellow members would be to enjoy the process and be the best they can be without worrying about what others are doing! As long as you keep your grades up (important!), dedicate time to studying for the MCAT, get involved with research for a little bit to see how it is, and start shadowing doctors or some similar form of clinical opportunities you will be set. You just need to stay focused and things will turn out good and honestly time flies by in undergrad so really take the time to enjoy what you have! Do things you like doing in your spare time, get involved on campus, and avoid stressing too much because stress DOES kill.