I come from a small rural town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. My hometown is split down the middle by a set of railroad tracks. On the north side, one can find pristine neighborhoods, newer schools, most doctors’ offices, and the only hospital in town. The south side of the town stands as a stark contrast. On the south side, you no longer find the wealthy neighborhoods but rather dilapidated and condemned homes and housing projects. One seems to find abandoned buildings on every corner, many inhabited by those that have lost their homes. Limited help is coming for those who need it, mostly through churches and volunteer programs targeting the underserved. Many doctors, dentists, and nurses are giving their time and resources to help
Medicine has been a part of my life since as far as I could remember. The interest in this field sparked me at the moment of first experiences with the settings of a simple doctor’s office. Everything and anything that has to do with some sort of science always tends to attract my curiosity. In the seventeen years of my existence, although there is still more to learn, I believe the experiences and activities I have participated in make me a good candidate to become a successful general
1. Briefly describe the one clinical experience you have had that has most significantly influenced your decision to study medicine. Do not replicate your AMCAS personal statement.
An internist is a doctor of internal medicine with the ability to treat people who experience health issues pertaining to their internal organs or systems. Internists can specialize in extensive scopes of medicine such as cardiology, gastroenterology, and oncology. They can also provide a variety of treatments depending on the specific body system they specialize in. Because of this, I want to become an internist so I can impact the internal health and well being of others.
Over the years of medical practice, I always enjoyed my role as an internist, in every level of my capacity. The broad scope of the field increased my interest and curiosity, and I feel myself more motivated and responsible for learning the art of diagnosis, evaluation and management of the patients in the most effective ways to make their lives better. This strong desire encourages me to choose the field of internal medicine as my career, with the vision to empower the ailing with knowledge and serve deprives in the community.
internist must be able to assume the role of a leader when coordinating and implementing the care of a patient. In addition,
Internal medicine physicians provide compassionate care across the spectrum from optimal health to complex illness. They are specially trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. In fact, internists are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
Having strong health care system, vast opportunities for research and advanced development in the field of medicine made me realize this is where my dreams succeed .Having personally experienced health care here I feel this is the better place for me to work towards my goal. For this reason I decided to pursue my Carrier as internist in USA. Also I feel with ever growing immigrant population there is a need for more internists. After coming here only I discovered my interest in Research and how important it is to overcome the challenges the present day diseases pose to
I felt motivated about the knowledge of semiology and pathology of diseases the internists possess. In the same way I truly enjoy diagnosing challenging medical conditions.
Ever since I was a child, when people asked me which profession interested me most, I used to say “I would like to be a detective”. I would say that because I knew my inherent ability to solve complex problems. Internal medicine is a complex broad field and the spectrum of diseases seen in this specialty fascinated me.
My passion for becoming an Internist began while working as a behavior analyst for the May Institute. Serving adults and children with a broad variety of developmental disorders provided my initial impetus and foundation. Working closely with individuals and groups as a case manager, created the desire to treat these
Professionally I was tasked with putting the care plans for various individuals into action by helping the people cultivate life skills such as investing money and budgeting skills, assisting them in the development of high levels of independence while aiming at improving their social and communication skills. In one way or another, helping these people led me to develop a great passion for working as a social worker. On a daily basis, I provided steady and continuous emotional support so that the individuals can lead a less stressful life. Besides that, I learned how to communicate well with clients on various sensitive issues that affected them emotionally in the most appropriate and understanding manner. Thus, this job significantly improved my patience, communication skills and my imitative in approaching people I meet in my everyday life. I became more aware of my personal beliefs
As such, the vast volume of knowledge, the constant improvements in treatment, and the ability to cure disease captivates me. No matter how simple or complex the problem may appear, Internists are well equipped to deal with the majority of symptoms and conditions that a patient presents with. Internists are faced with many puzzling medical problems. Nevertheless, I have faith that my determination, diligence, and hardworking approach will empower me to overcome the challenges and give me the perseverance to achieve the
Many years ago, my mom brought home a personal computer to help my sister with her computer science course. One day, the computer crashed and stopped working. I have always been a curious person and love solving problems, so naturally I wanted to know what exactly went wrong. Having no previous experience with computers, this was a new challenge, and I was excited about it. I spent hours trying to figure out the problem and to rule out the possibilities; I was focused and determined and wouldn't budge from my place until it was fixed. Finally, I managed to fix the problem. I find internal medicine not too different from my experience with computers. Internists are exposed to a diversity of patients with problems ranging from simple to complex, which requires the same qualities like focus, dedication and determination to solve these problems. No other specialty offers such a vast array of learning opportunities and challenges; the learning process
Every night, as I sat on the table with my younger brothers assisting them with their homework, I hear a familiar sound at the door. As she walks her heels click, and I can hear her searching her bag for her keys, the next thing I know the keys are in the lock and as it turns me and my younger brothers’ jump. We run to the door and indeed we scream in unison “Mommy’s home”, one by one she gives us a hug and a kiss. My mother asks us how our day was, and if we finished our homework, she then looks to me and said “did you cook and assist your younger ones with their homework”; I replied “yes mom”. As I warm the food, I take my mother’s purse, jacket, and shoes put them away and prepare the table for her to eat dinner. As I glance at the