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Residency IM, Radiation Oncology, Chinese

Practicing Internal Medicine is what I most enjoy because of the intense, intimate interaction with patients. I particularly take delight in collecting and analyzing the clinical and laboratory evidence that is essential for diagnosis. And I find deep satisfaction in initiating and optimizing treatm…

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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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ICU Residency, Anesthesiology, Nigerian


For over seven years, I have dedicated my life, in terms of a highly decorated academic path and professional experiences, five of which have been purely clinical work, to the study of medicine. Each experience has led logically to the next, building on the previous one while ever -increasing my c…

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Residency Neurology, Foreign Medical School


Driven by an intrinsic need to provide for others, coupled with my love for science and the study of human behavior and physiology, the practice of medicine came naturally for me. My deep admiration for physicians helped me to cultivate the discipline to become a doctor myself. I look forward to g…

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Residency Radiation Oncology, Research


I have a strong interest in Radiation Oncology, I have completed a 3 week elective at _________ in Radiation Oncology, working with Dr. ________ . During this period I had opportunity to work with seven members of the Radiation Oncology staff gaining a wide exposure to the treatment of common tumo…

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Residency Ophthalmology, Academic


I am writing this letter to complement my application for a residency position in ophthalmology at XXXX. Since most of my personal details have been included in other portions of my application I will summarize some pertinent points and give a little more background into why I have chosen to pursu…

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Residency Ophthalmology, Australia

“Don’t worry, you’ll get it eventually,” Dr Smith assured me, as I struggled with the slit-lamp and became increasingly apologetic to the patient sitting behind it. “And once you get it, you’ll realize that there’s a whole new world at the back of the eye.” My interest in ophthalmology first beg…

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Medical Residency Pediatric Orthopaedics


The first two years of medical school introduced me to countless specialties that I could imagine myself entering into. I had a taste of several specialties through volunteering, work, and research, but I needed more “hands on” experience. During this time, I began working nights and weekends for …

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Endocrinology Residency, VA Hospital

The clinical characteristics of the disease, the biological basis for understanding disease processes and the rational approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases have always intrigued me. Acquiring medical education was very rewarding for me because while gaining the knowledge of complica…

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