In search of new challenges and experiences, I moved to Los Angeles, California just a few weeks ago. And in the midst of this change, I began to write my personal statement. In the process, certain personal experiences came to mind that would eventually lead to my decision in applying for the residency in Internal Medicine. A few of these experiences are present in this statement.
The healthcare profession is a lifelong learning career, as evidence-based research is essential for better outcomes and as a clinician my clinical experience has enabled me to stay current with the best evidence and provide patient teaching to promote health and prevent diseases.
As I evaluate for my residency training, the first and most important quality I look for is the ability to further my education-both clinically and academically. I endeavor to find a residency program that would best train me and prepare me in all the fields of medicine by offering excellent clinical resources and teaching in a setting where the residents are encouraged to be independent and take on a higher level of responsibility for cases as their adeptness increases. I look forward for a program that not only provides me range of experience but a staff that works as a team to provide education for patients, family, community, and faculty. I am interested in a residency program that will enhance and amplify my clinical skills. The excellent
My perceptions have changed dramatically since the Clinical 1 rotation. I have noticed that the minute I walk into my patient’s room, I start to collect data. I notice if they are breathing normal, what their skin looks like, what their cognition level is, and what equipment they have in their room. I have started to connect the “puzzle pieces” of the patient’s health, rather than just feeling like I have a bunch of random information. My perception of people has continued to stay the same from Clinical 1. I continue to have an interest in learning about patients and believe that they also have something to teach us. I have learned so much from the patients and it is fun for me to get to know different
As I began my medical education my interests had piqued; however, my true passion was ignited when I discovered the stimulating environment of internal medicine. Foremost, with the aid of an exceptional physician preceptor, I discovered that managing a wide variety of pathologies within a varied population is the ideal way to develop a broad clinical knowledge. Additionally, I found that I enjoyed the ‘hands-on’ component that comes with the privilege of performing procedures and resuscitation. Finally, I discovered that managing patients holistically, through collaboration and coordination, is the best way to facilitate excellent patient outcomes. It was after these discoveries that I decided to further my pursuit of a career in internal medicine.
Through my exposure to the various branches of medicine during my rotations in medical school, I found that I was drawn toward Internal Medicine. The variety of clinical encounters, procedures, and degrees of illness make internal medicine extremely appealing to me. During this period, I was mastered in taking patient history and conducting thorough physical examination. I actively involved myself in interacting and educating patients and their families about their diseases by willingly staying extra
I have learned from my experience that there is no better place in this world other than this country to learn about new cases or to do a research project or to avail the best treatments to my patients.With the latest technologies and rare cases found here, I wish to pursue my career as an internist in the United States.I have many attributes to contribute to Internal Medicine.My family has taught me the values of hardwork,honesty,dedication and commitment to goals.I am a critical thinker and problem solver and I will deliver all these to my residency program.Each patient is a educator for me and this teaching attracts me to academics and I look forward to being part of an institution that provides a healthy learning environment based on open
I made good friends, a lot of memories and worked with several different attendings. Each experience was unique and I learned to adapt quickly, be resourceful and efficient in order to gain the most of my clinical rotations. I have always strived to procure the best education, and that is the reason for pursuing my education in the United States. I also desire a health care system with an importance on accountability and human life and I hope to practice evidence-based medicine to provide my patients with the best care possible. I have a keen interest in quality improvement as well and one of my goals is to undertake various quality improvement projects at the hospital. I feel that by reflecting on the changes we need to make, we can improve our health care delivery and overall health of the community. I am also drawn to the intellectual culture of Internal Medicine and I wish to continue working in an academic setting at the end of my residency.
Internal medicine offers the opportunity of clinical practice in a wide variety of clinical settings (communitarian medicine to inpatient in hospital facilities). There is also an innumerable opportunities for fellowships to subspecialize and research opportunities.
Each department works together to create a smooth streamline transition for every patient. The employees, from customer service to administration to physicians, work on the same level with one another and share in the passion of treating and healing their patients. The employees continue their focus of their patients to the patient’s family as well.
During my visit, hearing current students share their early patient interactions during “Week on the Wards” as well as their outpatient clinical experiences inspired and energized me. I noted the genuine excitement and camaraderie the Emory students had while their fellow classmates shared their own individual experiences. It became clear to me that the collaborative atmosphere is not only present but also encouraged at Emory. The new curriculum’s preparation for residency, including finishing all of the core rotations before applying for residency in addition to the month long capstone, is more thorough than most and ideally designed to help me make a more informed decision regarding my match preference. The discovery phase is a uniquely important aspect to Emory’s curriculum as well. During my undergraduate career, I worked two years on graduate research projects and look forward to finding my passion at Emory in my own research. After hearing my student tour guide, Rachel, explain that her research project analyzes the ethics of patients understanding a new and complicated treatment, I realized I would probably prefer research that involves patient
Although I am having a great time in Davidson, North Carolina, I would prefer to live in a colder region, especially if I were to study during the summer. For this reason, I began searching for a medical school in a northern region, and I learned about MCW. Among many great attributes, early clinical experiences and extensive interprofessional education (IPE) motivated me to apply to MCW. After spending the entire summer shadowing physician at St. Mary Medical Center, I learned two things from my attending physician. He told me to focus on clinical experiences, since that will help me to interact with patients better, and learn to cooperate with other medical stuffs, since they could foresee problems that physicians may not detect at a first
First phase is the foundation phase for first and second year medical students at which they begin their medical education for 18 months. This phase emphasizes basic clinical skills, basic science instruction, and active learning content in crosscutting scientific areas. This phase also focuses foundations of clinical medicine throughout the whole 18 months, molecular and cellular basis of disease for 7 weeks, invaders and defenders for 6 weeks, circulatory systems for 10 weeks, blood and cancer for 3 weeks, energetics and homeostasis for 6 weeks, mind, brain and behavior for 9 weeks, lifecycle and reproduction for 5 weeks, and consolidation and transition such as prep for USMLE step 1, research or scholarship completion, transition to clerkship and vacation for 12 weeks. Students at foundation phase will spend their Wednesdays learning and working on their clinical skills at a primary care clinic and clinical skills workshops. Once phase 1 is completed, students are ready to move on to phase 2, patient care, which will be the third year of their medical school. During this phase, there are required clerkships for a total of 48 weeks of clinical instruction, which is divided into 12 weeks for each. Finally, the final phase of the curriculum is the fourth year, explore and focus. During this phase, students will be doing 4 weeks of advanced inpatient care (sub-internship), 4 weeks of advanced care of the