My Interest In Internal Medicine

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Dr. Benjamin Carson once said, “Learn for the sake of knowledge and understanding, rather than for the sake of impressing people or taking a test.” I embrace this powerful principle and will continue to do so throughout my career. As I began my journey as a physician, passion for in-depth learning was and continues to be a motivating force. My interest in Internal Medicine (IM) developed in multiple facets. My keenness to physiology and pathophysiology leads me to this specialty as it relies heavily on both subjects. As I began to explore it, I found that variety and complexity is like a fresh cup of coffee to start the day! The wide range of diseases, endless possibilities of how the same disease may present itself and how they run separate courses in different patients challenge my inquisitive mind. The central role of educating patients in IM enables me to practice what I love to do: teaching. I have always enjoyed simplifying and explaining things. Educating patients about the…show more content…
The frustrating times when I had to admit I did not know the diagnosis has created a passionate resolution to advance my training. In retrospect, I realize how my experience has prepared me to this new chapter of residency training. In searching for a residency opportunity, I value a program where a spirit of camaraderie is valued as is personal excellence. I also desire a teaching atmosphere where residents are exposed to a broad range of diseases, are encouraged to take responsibilities, and are committed to achieving their maximum potential. In turn, I will bring enthusiasm, passion for excellence, and compassion to the program. In the future, I see myself teaching medical students/residents, becoming a humble and compassionate physician who excels in clinical practice. In addition, I would like to continue to dedicate my time volunteering in underserved communities. Thank you for your
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