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
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.