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Surgery Residency, Applicant from Belarus

It has always been difficult for me to sit back and relax, satisfied with what I have done—because I always want to do it better. I have been especially serious and highly motivated since the age of 16, ever since that day that a log struck my father in the abdomen while he was working. I thought he…

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Residency Family Medicine, Primary Care


Many of my life circumstances have motivated me to pursue the especially rewarding field of Family Practice in medicine. Of central importance was growing up in an impoverished Indian household, and the lengthy obstacle course which I was forced to successfully complete, in order to break the shac…

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Residency Ophthalmology, University Center


The visual system has fascinated me since I was a child. In junior high school and high school, I saw several eye surgeries done by a local ophthalmologist. In college, I studied retinal cell biology in the lab of XXXX, MD, PhD. In the MSTP program at the University of XXXX, I worked with XXXX, Ph…

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