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Internal Medicine Residency, Philippines

The path to my becoming a doctor has not been an easy one. I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be a physician but, in the Philippines, the costs involved are beyond the means of almost all families, and this was so in my own case. I had been a straight ‘A’ student throughout school, thanks…

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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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Medical Residency Pediatrics, Immunization


Wherever I go, I adapt, I learn the language, I volunteer, and I learn. My education has taken me to three continents, and I have learned to speak three languages fluently as an adult. My practice of medicine has been a service that has been preparing me for a lifetime of service to our children.

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Residency Physiatrist, Physical Rehabilitation

In the banquet room of an Italian restaurant in Northern Alaska, my high school track coach addressed his team and their families at the end of the season. Most senior athletes were complimented on either a winning season or a season of hard work. I had accomplished neither. In addressing me in fron…

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Residency Preventive Medicine Primary Care

I never learned time management skills or a sense of responsibility from a book. Instead, necessity made me decide what was truly important in my life, my family's life and still maintain a consistent path for our collective future. Nobody shouldered me with the responsibilities that I took on. I ha…

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Medical Residency in Psychiatry, Canada

He was just 11 at the time it happened. Up until that tragic day, he had led a prominent, even famous life within an affluent Canadian family. The car accident left his body a shattered quadriplegic with cerebral palsy due to anoxic brain injury. While his mom and dad survived more favorably, physic…

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Medical Residency Psychiatry, MPH Degree

British physician John Brown said it best when he said. It is not a case we are treating; it is a living, palpitating, alas, too often suffering fellow creature. For me, this sentiment captures the role and responsibility of doctors not just in providing treatment to patients, but also in living out…

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Medical Residency Psychiatry, Addictions

When people ask me: Why are you going into psychiatry? I have a simple response. Because it's what I most love to do. It has always seemed to be what comes most naturally. Combining my medical school education, clinical rotations, and work experiences with my profound love of life, provides me with …

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Residency, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


I am most fascinated by all modalities of radiology, especially neuroradiology or neurointerventional radiology. Radiology allows me to combine my passionate love for technology with my passion for medicine. I live for progress and it is radiology that most excites me when I reflect on the enormou…

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Medical Residency Radiation Oncology

It has been said that someone who does nothing for his fellow man leads only a half life. No other profession embodies this ideal more than the practice of medicine, which aims to protect and restore health, the one requisite for life. As such, I have directed my life to the practice of medicine, ho…

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Residency Surgical Oncology, Arab Doctor

Being born into a family that has always encouraged utilizing our inherent gifts, I have succeeded in every academic venture I have undertaken, becoming the first doctor in our family's recent past. I have adopted my parents standards of how to conduct yourself in life, to be disciplined, and to wor…

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