Muhammad Ali once said, "Service to others is the rent you pay to room here on earth", which has resonated with me since my adolescent years. To me, there is no better platform to serve others than being a physician, though the road to becoming one has been far from easy. I am not following a long tradition of physicians in the family before me, nor was the cost of medical school a burden easily overcome. In fact, I am the first member of my family to attend college. As such, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream in a career that combines several aspects of the greatest human characteristics; nurturing deep interpersonal connections with compassion, empathy and integrity for the we...
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I believe an ideal residency program will challenge me academically by pushing me to enhance my critical thinking and diagnostic skills. I plan to embark on a journey of lifelong learning and gain the knowledge needed to practice safe and effective medical care as a compassionate and competent internist. I have been blessed with the opportunity to partake in such a rewarding profession and I eagerly look forward to doing everything I can effectively contribute to this rewarding field. My enthusiasm, diligence, and curiosity will help me succeed and progress as a physician. As a genuine, reliable, and hardworking team member, I will bring with the highest energies and enthusiasm to your residency program. I have no doubt, the best is yet to come. *The name has been changed in the narrative to protect the identity of the patient.
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