My last post!


So I canโ€™t believe it is here โ€“ my last post for admissions and for my undergrad experience here at Illinois.

Starting in August, I will be attending the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern.

My experience at Illinois leaves me feeling more than ready to tackle the challenge of medical school and a whole lifetime of learning. I am SO excited to start!

I have changed so much over the past four yearsโ€ฆ more than any other time in my life.

With class struggles steadily increasing, I have learned what I am capable of academically. With this awareness comes the confidence in tackling the medical school course load head on.

Through my experiences at Illinois I have learned where my strengths lie.

I also learned the areas I am not strong in, and learned to accept that and focus on what I am good atโ€ฆ

I have learned that this growth of myself could have only been possible because I was always willing to push myself a little bit further.

I was willing to go to that group meeting my myself and make new friends.

I was willing to be the only student volunteer for an organization.

I was willing to try challenging things when I had a chance of failing, and Illinois gave me plenty of opportunities to do that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ In a good way!!!

As I go on to medical school, I will continue to push myself so I am able to become the best physician possible for my patients.

Still, I will always have Illinois to thank for teaching me the most important thing of all โ€“ to believe in myself.


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David A

May 9, 2010, 9:50 pm

Good luck!! This is very inspirational



May 11, 2010, 12:48 pm

Congratulations on your graduation !!
I’m sure you will be a good physician someday. Good luck with everything ๐Ÿ™‚


Shahvar Hussain

May 25, 2010, 10:36 am

Congratulations Alessandra!!! i dont know if you remember me but you were one of the best Teaching Assistants who i have come across and has taught me! Learning Chemistry was fun with you! I wish you the very best for the future ๐Ÿ™‚ Goodluck!


Gary Wszalek

June 18, 2010, 9:52 am

Best of luck in medical school from the Psychology Advising Office. We like to think that we got you started off on a good foot and MCB helped you finish off.

All the best ๐Ÿ™‚



July 24, 2010, 9:34 pm

Wish you an exciting life in medical school!!!