The Bicentennial Scholars Program was created to celebrate the hospital’s 200 years of commitment to the community and assist high school students from Boston, Chelsea and Revere in gaining admission to, succeeding at and graduating from college. Here a few of the scholars share their aspirations for the future.
I hope after completing college I will be a renowned surgeon in the USA and in Egypt. I hope what I accomplish in life will benefit others before it benefits me. -AHMED AHMED
I hope to be somewhere where I’d have long-term contact with the same patients. I’d like to be part of a team to find the cure for cancer, so people like my mother can have hope again. -MURSAL HASSAN
I hope the career I choose will be one that I enjoy each and every day. The road ahead will be challenging, but I know with the support of my family and friends and the MGH Bicentennial Scholars Program, anything is possible. -JULIO VALENCIA
I would like to work at MGH helping patients in need of mental health care. Being a psychiatrist will allow me to talk to patients, whether they are children or adults. By helping people, I am helping the community as well. -KAROLYN MONI