My ambition to become an internist stems from my love for medicine, born of a need for care, hope and healing in a war-torn country in which hospitals were overcrowded, understaffed, and insufficiently supplied. I wish to undertake a residency in internal medicine to achieve this goal.
As an aspiring physician my preparation has been driven by motivation, intelligence and most importantly commitment. Over the course of my undergraduate education I have developed strong communications skills all while maintaining a strong work ethic. My best attribute is my willingness to help other. I am caring, compassionate, confident, cultivated and consistently eager to learn. The career path I have chosen has tested my ability to deal with uncertainty, problem solving, and most importantly helped me to distinguish my strengths and weaknesses. I have learned to manage risk and deal effectively with problems. Overall, I have developed the skills to virtually engage people.
During my internship, I had a patient newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He and his family came from a rural area and did not have enough knowledge about the disease. Seeing that, I took the time to educate them about his condition and the details of his care.A year later I received a phone call from this patient’s family thanking me for what I did, and consulting me for a minor illness that he encountered at that time. Although they knew I was a junior doctor, they have valued my opinion. I felt appreciated and exhilarated to experience such a satisfying moment. Learning medicine in Sudan was challenging, being in a country with a culturally diverse population and limited resources doctors are confronted countless times by the lack of diagnostics, medications and even hospital beds. Therefore, patient care necessitates sharp physicians who rely on their fierce clinical sense. Throughout the years I realized how important it is for a physician to build such a firm clinical background. It is stunning how minor changes in clinical signs and symptoms could lead to different interpretations from one patient to another. Every case was challenging and mysterious, nonetheless I incredibly enjoyed the intellectual stimuli and the excitement of solving clinical puzzles and interacting with patients. Additionally, I believe I have an inquisitive nature, and I resolved to take on the intellectual challenges offered. This along with my intense passion will guide me to
I have been given many opportunities to help others and make an impact in Johnson City through organizations like the Family Medicine Interest Group at ETSU, serving as the coordinator for student involvement in free clinics. I have also been able to make an impact through medicine in Cleveland, TN by way of the Good Samaritan Clinic. This is a free clinic in downtown Cleveland that I have been volunteering at for the past seven years. I have also been directly involved in the start-up of the Just Care clinic in Mountain City, TN, a medical student ran free clinic in rural Appalachia. I was also been able to spend time in rural Guatemala with a medical team from my undergraduate university helping diagnose, treat, and care for patients whom receive little to no regular healthcare. From my own first hand experiences in both Guatemala and my time spent in the Just Care and Good Samaritan Clinics, I have seen the impact that an inadequate health care system can have on a population. I hope to use my medical and public health training in areas that do not have adequate access to health
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.
I participated in numerous and varied electives to gain a wide appreciation for the scope and practice of medicine. I learned countless lessons from physicians, nurses, midlevel providers and ancillary staff, while caring for hundreds of patients gaining a level of autonomy. The importance of a focused history and physical – to not be afraid of the myriad of details and at the same time to not loose sight of the bigger picture – how to present cases, and how to formulate a high-quality differential diagnosis with appropriate testing measures were all emphasized. These experiences showed me that being an effective Internist involves not only the treatment of those severely ill, but also the need for comprehensive treatment of the patient and their families. I was genuinely inspired to be a part of the IM team and my goal of becoming an Internist was
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.
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
Internal Medicine. Countless people have asked what field of medicine I will choose and finally I can say that I want to be an internist. In many ways, it has also chosen me. The broadness of the field offers a constant challenge and is intellectually stimulating. I enjoy talking with patients, developing differentials, and implementing treatment plans. What’s even more amazing is the effect of this: a strong, personal physician-patient relationship. Additionally, I enjoy art, educating others, and volunteering. I envision myself incorporating all of these parts of me as an internist; becoming a master of diagnosis, imparting my knowledge to the patient, and serving the community.
Upon researching GW, I realized the MD program offers several exceptional opportunities including being at the vanguard of medicine due to its historic nature, having numerous partnerships within its area, and encompassing medical and surgical specialties. These opportunities would not only provide me with a strong education that is enriched with connections, but they would also expose me to novel patient scenarios on a daily basis as I have a passion for learning in medicine. Additionally, GW’s mission for diversity fits will with my interest of stressing inclusion through service and attempting to eliminate healthcare disparities. My former research in bioethics shows that I also value understanding disparities in healthcare and seek to eradicate
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 am the ideal candidate for the Mayo Physicians of Tomorrow Program because of my unique perspective on medicine because of my diagnosis, my unusual experiences and subsequent trainings, and my desire for an unfiltered exposure to the medical field. My perspective has ignited the passion that I feel toward medicine and affirmed my conviction that I will be a physician. This program offers an exceptional opportunity for me to further research, understand, and embrace my dream. Additionally, the program has the added potential benefits of endowing me with skills, experiences, and the medical school application aid that will drive me to serve and help others, much like I needed it years ago.
For most medical students, the transition from medical school to residency and actually deciding on a specialty is quite intimidating. There are many unknowns, a few botched plans, and for someone like me who grew up in a family of immigrants, a lot of high expectations. The journey that led to my decision to pursue a career in Internal medicine was by no means conventional, but rather the culmination of a lifetime of personal experiences and even some life-changing events. This decision has since been cemented by my experiences during my basic sciences and internal medicine rotation. Combined, these experiences have instilled an excitement in me to serve my community as an Internist.
Consequently, with my inquisitive nature, it was natural that my interest in Internal Medicine started to take its root. I decided to gauge my aptitude for it in a more challenging environment. Four months of clinical elective rotations in the US at the Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Wisconsin provided me with the perfect platform. I was given the responsibilities equal to those of a resident. During this period I learned the art of applying evidence based medicine to the comprehensive care of adults. Getting acquainted with patients from diverse backgrounds, maintaining intimacy by knowing their needs, understanding their problems and providing compassionate care was an utterly gratifying experience. By this time I was convinced that Internal Medicine would provide the perfect mental stimulation for my intellectual curiosity and close attention to detail. Unites States having a rich history of molding academic leaders in the field, renowned of ever evolving practice of medicine and emphasize on evidence based medicine seemed to be the perfect place to train and
The medical field is a career path that brings about many options and opportunities of great value. The noble idea of being a doctor tends to cloud the diligent studying and precise training that is actually required for this career. I have wanted to become a doctor since a very young age, and now that the opportunity is here for the taking, I have fully researched what it takes to succeed in this profession and various specialties of the practice. The road to a medical degree is one filled with thousands of notes, years of schooling, and many stressful nights, but the reward is one incomparable to any other. Saving people’s lives on a day-to-day basis has been one of my dreams for as long as I can remember, so the rigorous curriculum