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Family Medicine Residency, Iranian Doctor

I am a physician and a psychiatrist from Iran who is now practicing in America. I follow the famous Persian poet, Ferdowsi, insofar as I see the mind as a mirror of the body. When someone is ill, I see their suffering written all over their face. Since I have continued to mature as a physician, now 47, and almost finished raising my own family, I have gradually become more and more attracted to the idea of transitioning into the practice of family medicine, an area where I have done a great deal of personal study so as to stay abreast of developments and major issues, especially with respect to children and adolescents.

I have always wanted to practice family medicine and to also have the privilege of continuing to learn about the special issues facing our geriatric patients, helping families to cope with geriatric issues. The more I age myself, the more that I find a special attraction to treating elderly patients, finding that special patience to make the treatment successful. I feel strongly that my extensive experience as a psychiatrist will help me to excel in your family medicine residency program because of the close ties between these two areas of medicine.

One of my instructors in medical school was a family practitioner who had finished medical school in the USA. I found her to be especially inspiring, particularly her discussions of comprehensive medical care and the importance of building long term relationships with patients. In fact, I would have pursued a specialty in family medicine at that time, but this area was still very underdeveloped in Iran at the time; so, I chose psychiatry because of its holistic nature and direct impact on family life.

I graduated from medical school in1990 from Iran’s University of Medical Science and became board certified in psychiatry in 1993, ranking 4th in my class. I have learned that the most important thing in medicine is to always be a full human being and hold the patients’ hand at the same time that we touch their heart. I practiced medicine in Iran for many years over a period of time that included the war with Iraq as well as the trauma associated with a major earthquake, on average, almost every 5 years. Thus, I feel that I have grown up in medicine treating trauma. Now, I hope very much to continue to work with victims of accidents and disease with special attention to the impact on families, treating families together as a holistic unit.

I am a highly respectful physician who has great empathy and takes great pride and satisfaction from her work. My colleagues sometimes compliment me on my communication skills and caring attitude. I look forward to working long hours and building long term relationship with patients, working along with my colleagues to educate patients and their families concerning the many challenges that they face.

As an Iranian woman, I find that I am especially successful in my work with immigrants to the USA and that my Middle Eastern culture helps me to gain the confidence of people who have immigrated to the USA from all over the world. As a result, I especially look forward to treating the members of minority populations. I also look forward to adapting many of the skills that I have learned over the years in psychiatry to the field of family medicine, helping to provide better management and treatment in cases of psychosomatic illness such as blood pressure, headache, etc. I feel strongly that the good family practitioner is a people oriented professional who must be especially empathetic and a very good listener, the traits to which I have paid special attention through my career as a psychiatrist. At this point in my career, I especially crave the closeness of the physician with the family in this area of medicine, giving one’s all, attention, compassion, etc., to the critically important role of the family in medical care .I thank you for considering my application.

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