To first-generation college pre-medical students: Your future patients need you
Being a first-generation college student is hard. Being a first-generation college student and being pre-med is even harder. And since education and income are closely linked in the U.S., it’s no surprise that many first-generation college students also come from a low-income background.
I fell into this category.
My parents did not finish high school, and money was always tight. I had never heard of pre-med until I got to college. I …