About Yaidel Alvare
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- Applicant’s Name as It Appears in Passport (Last, First Middle): Yaidel Luis Alvare
- Age: 28
- Sex: Male
- Address: 650 NE 143rd St
- City North Miami
- State FLorida
- Zip Code 33161
- Email Address: Yaidel.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Part B: Interest Level Podiatry
- How did you hear about the scholarship?I found out about this scholarship through one of the clubs at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine.
- Describe your work or volunteer (if any, and it’s ok to not have any) experience that has focused on serving underrepresented or underserved communities in the United States or abroad.As a member and secretary of Miami Medical Team, a non profit organization at Florida international university , I had the opportunity to go to Haiti in two occasions. On the first trip, we visited an orphanage where we had the opportunity to bring school supplies and clothes to children in a small orphanage in Port au Prince.The second trip was the same year during Christmas of 2014, where I had the opportunity to shadow a physician in one of the hospitals in Haiti. During this last trip we brought gifts for the children from the same orphanage we visit during the summer of 2014 and we helped them create theirfirst Christmas tree. It was a life changing experience for all of us.
- What are the primary goals that you hope to achieve for your chosen medical mission project?One of my main goals as a media student is to have more patient interaction and apply everything i have learned in medical school so far. The purpose of a mission trip is not only to greatly help those who are not as fortunate as ourselves, but also to see with our own eyes how hard it is for people who don’t have the materials we take for granted.
- What are your reasons for wanting to volunteer on a medical mission project?The main reason I want to volunteer abroad is because I want to continue serving people in need around the world. Volunteering in Haiti in two separate occasions thought me that we can make a difference and I want to keep doing that.
- Explain how your professional education, work experiences, volunteer experiences, and personal skills will benefit you and those you will serve on the medical mission project.I come from a small town in Cuba thus I know what it takes to leave in an underserved community. Knowing how to speak Spanish will definitely help me and my peers to communicate with the locals. Since I have done multiple mission trips to Haiti, I am prepared and know the precautions we need to take in foreign countries.
- Explain how you will evaluate your project’s success, including performance of specific goals and other results you hope to achieve.I evaluate success based on not only my work, but the work of my team. In order for me to be considered successful, the team needs to achieve both our individual and our team goals and this is something I am planning to do during this trip. Listen to the doctor in charge to make sure the tasks are completed before the end of the day. I never want to find myself in a situation where I feel like there is nothing left to learn or achieve.
- Name of Medical School:Barry University School of Pediatric Medicine
- Address of Medical School:11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33161
Fluent in Spanish