Trenton FullerGerald W. McElvy UH TierOne Scholarship Endowment
I am a very enthusiastic and optimistic person. I am very outgoing and love meeting new people. I have always been hard working and self-motivating, but I still enjoy my “play” times. I am interested in any sort of activity, especially if the activity involves a sport or game. I am very competitive and always love a challenge. I’ve always strived for success, which I guess is the main reason why I was selected to be a Tier One Scholar. I enjoy math and science, and I hope to better the lives of all sorts of people after I graduate from the University of Houston by using my position in the medical field.
Campus and Community Involvement
I play club baseball at the University of Houston, allowing me to still do what I love while maintaining a heavy course load. I am a member of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). I recently joined Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society at UH. I was also recently elected to be a Student Government Senator for the College of NSM for the 2013-14 school year.
Awards and Honors
I was the valedictorian of my graduating class and a National Commended Scholar. I was an Academic All-State Outfielder and a 1st Team All-State Outfielder in baseball, achieved while playing for the state runner-up Central Heights Blue Devils. I received the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Scholarship for excellence on and off the field. I also received, but turned down, the NROTC Scholarship from the University of Texas. I made the dean’s list each semester during my first year at the University of Houston.
I am studying abroad in Costa Rica in June of 2013. I plan on taking a Spanish for Health Professions course, while also taking cooking classes and scuba diving lessons. I look forward to experiencing a culture much different to the one I am surrounded by in America.
I am currently looking into doing cancer research at MD Anderson in the spring and summer of 2013. I feel the research can better my understanding of the oncology division of the medical field, and I hope it will help my chances of succeeding later on in life.
I would like to attend medical school after I am done at the University of Houston, and either own my own family practice or pursue a career in oncology and/or cancer research. My eyes are set on a career involving medicine, as well as great levels of patient interaction.