Personal Statement: 


From engaging in after-school activities with elementary school students to promote literacy in Albany inner-city school districts to facilitating events for kids whose siblings have disabilities, I am constantly looking for service opportunities. This is part of the reason why I aspire towards a career of lifelong service as a physician. After graduating from Siena, I hope to attend Albany Medical College where I can continue to become an integral part of the medical community and provide critical analysis skills in discovering innovative strategies to fight cancer and other diseases. Along with translating research from the bench to bedside, I hope to create a pipeline using education as the fundamental basis for long-term change. Financially depressed and medically underserved populations continue to struggle with economic, cultural, and linguistic barriers that hinder community growth. Utilizing and building upon the skills I am currently learning while mentoring refugee students in the Albany area; I plan to be a physician who combats these issues by leading future outreach projects focused on educating younger students in poorer areas while providing some immediate medical relief through building free clinics. Not only will this increase the standard of living but also ensure goodwill and better friendships of both doctors and patients and community members alike. By providing access to health care for those who need it, I strive to create positive, beneficial change for those less fortunate by paying it forward, one step at a time.

Rida M.

  • School: Siena College

    Major: Biology (B.A.)

    Minor: Health Studies


    Anticipated Graduation: 

    • Undergrad (2020)