How I Got Accepted to University of Arizona College of Medicine
This is just one in a series of blog posts that will feature medical students telling their stories of how they got accepted into medical school. Today, Francisco Romo shares with us the story of his acceptance to the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Francisco, give us a peek into your life. What initially attracted you to pursue medicine?
My grandfather’s influence was actually what initially attracted me to medicine, as he was one of my biggest role models growing up. He was a physician that practiced for many years in Mexico. I would go with him at times and saw him as the professional that he was, which greatly inspired me. I was able to see firsthand how he worked with people, how he cared about his patients, and how he always tried to do what was best for them. He genuinely seemed to enjoy his job, and he had a long rewarding career, which initially gave me that interest. Then In high school, I mostly focused on the science of how the body worked, which led me to study physiology at the university level.