Madeleine Oum-Ray

Madeleine Oum-Ray

Madeleine Oum-Ray

African American Studies / Baltimore, Md.

Why did I choose Maryland?
I knew I wanted to be at a big school, but I did not want to be far away from home. Maryland was the perfect distance from home. 

What major/career path do you plan to pursue and how did you select that path?
I want to become an emergency medicine physician. I participated in an internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center for three years. During my internship, I shadowed in the Trauma Resuscitation Unit. I watched doctors and nurses save countless lives like it was second nature. I was drawn to the adrenaline rush and the feeling of accomplishment after a successful attempt to save a life. I believe it is my calling to help people and make a change and what better way to do that than being a doctor?

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved in:
I am in African Student Association, Discourse, Culinary Club, and Black Student Union. I plan to return to Paul's Place to continue feeding the homeless and helping out in their marketplace. 

Which living-learning program are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in that program thus far?
I am in The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) program. I have learned how to research properly and use graphs to gather information.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to make lifelong connections and friends. I want to leave Maryland fulfilled. I want to make sure I really understand myself as a person and the things I want in my life. I also hope to have the best four years of my life! 

What are your future goals after graduation?
My goals are to go to medical school after graduation and hopefully, get married. 

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