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Internist Personal Statement

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A wise man once told me, “Choose a profession that will interest you on even the most routine days.” Every day practicing as an Internist, there is something to learn, and unlearn. Considering the varied and overlapping spectrum most of the diseases present with, it is fascinating and exciting to unravel the mystery behind every illness. Every case ignites a passion to know more. Life is never dull in Medicine. My parents used to take my brother and me to visit a leprosy mission center and an orphanage to celebrate happy occasions in our lives, like birthdays. These visits would elicit sparks of joy in their otherwise mundane and lonely lives. These experiences filled me with a strong desire to give back to the society. It is only now that …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that every day practicing as an internist, there is something to learn, and unlearn. it is fascinating and exciting to unravel the mystery behind every illness.
  • Describes how their parents took them to a leprosy mission center and an orphanage to celebrate happy occasions in their lives. they realized that their virtues of empathy, compassion, and altruism led to the field of medicine.
  • Explains that they spent time as a resident house surgeon after medical school, where the importance of primary care dawned on them.
  • Explains that they joined the state primary care program as a rural physician and learned how to effectively prioritize and efficiently execute multiple tasks with limited resources. their daily interactions with patients have taught them the importance of compassion, empathy, and effective communication.
  • Opines that they are privileged for the opportunities they had to make a difference in the lives of patients.
  • Explains that their experience as a rural primary care physician sparked their desire to further enhance their clinical and academic skills.
  • Explains that they want to master clinical skills in different subspecialties and explore avenues of productive clinical research as they embark on this journey in internal medicine.

I joined the state primary care program as a rural physician, a decision I now cherish. In my three year stint in this role, I learned how to effectively prioritize and efficiently execute multiple tasks with limited resources – a skill set I believe is very useful for a physician. I am the leader at my clinic and have to continuously engage and motivate the team for the cause. I work with ill-informed population and have been exposed to an array of patients dispersed across a variety of socioeconomic strata. Daily interactions with them have taught me the importance of compassion, empathy and effective communication, all of which are just as crucial as medical skills. I learned that being a doctor is not just about treating what is wrong in a biochemical and pathological context, but also the ability to earn a patient’s trust. The goal is to heal a person, not destroy the …show more content…

This improvement gives me a sense of personal satisfaction. I am myself privileged for the opportunities I had to make a difference in the lives of these patients. My experience as a rural primary care physician sparked within me a strong desire to further enhance my clinical and academic skills. In a quest to expand my horizons, I opted to get clinical experience in the United States. During my rotations here, I witnessed the autonomy enjoyed by residents, the avenues for quality research and the effects cutting-edge technological advancements can have on patient care. The potential of personal growth and development, along with the promise of academic excellence has sparked in me a yearning to pursue the next stage of my medical training in the United

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