My Long Term Goals Of College Admission

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My long term goal is to pursue a career as a General Internal Medicine and complete a Gastroenterology Fellowship. To me, this means delivering "state-of-the-art" clinical care to my patients while contributing to the evolution of medicine through education and research. I have wanted to be a doctor since childhood. To me, being a doctor means goodness of the heart and dedication to healing. My parents valued education and rigorous work ethics. They taught me that I could be all I wanted. This upbringing, hard work, and commitment landed me at the top of my class throughout school.
I graduated from high school as one of the top twenty students nationwide (in a class of 2000 student). In Sudan, the high school final examination is one of the most competitive exams and is the major determinant of college admission. I was accepted and award a full tuition scholarship to University of Khartoum Medical School. This is the top medical school in the country.
The beginning of medical education marked a new stage in my life. My first clinical rotation as a fourth year medical student was Internal Medicine, where I looked after patients with a wide spectrum of diseases. As I cared for more and more patients, my appreciation of the importance of Medicine grew and my understanding of how I could be a part of medicine developed. Sir William Osler said, “It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient…

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