Personal statement for an application for Harvard-MIT Medical Engineering Ph.D program. Instructions are as below:
The HST community is composed of individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds, may have faced personal challenges, and serve as diverse leaders in society. Discuss how your experiences and background inspire you to work for the betterment of your communities. Your response is not limited to, but may discuss, one or more of the following:
A personal challenge you have faced and how you overcame it; Steps you have taken to advocate for others; How you have fostered justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the past; What you will do to foster justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and social consciousness in HST and in your future career; How the training you will receive in HST could help you address disparities in healthcare or biomedical sciences/technology; How you have been, or will be, a leader to advance or serve your community.