Family Medicine Personal Statement

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At the age of sixteen, I witnessed the emotional burden of a disease on a family when my father was diagnosed with diabetes. The impact of chronic diseases like diabetes and their complications on individuals and families is frustrating but thought provoking. I feel words are not enough to thank my father’s physician for keeping his diabetes under control, saving him and my family from the burden of its complications which, allowed my father to do his highly stressful job that he loves. The relief that comes from having a physician who can combine medical knowledge with compassion and empathy is great.
I entered medical school much like I approached my life: with an open mind. I thoroughly enjoyed my clinical rotations and felt that every specialty has challenging and interesting aspects. I derived maximum pleasure from interacting with patients from different backgrounds and establishing honest and sincere rapport with them. I believe my ability to listen to others and treat their feelings with respect and concern allowed me to build these relationships. My interest in Family Medicine grew when I worked at
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There, I continued to see the effects of poverty and disease on children and pregnant women and their overwhelming suffering was life changing.
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