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Sample 1st Paragraph for Medical Residency in Cardiology

It was during my internship in my native country that I recognized my passion for Cardiology. As I worked on the cardiology service, the physiology and pathophysiology of the heart further impressed me as an ensemble of challenging diagnostic problems that offered a tremendous opportunity to influence human life and save many others.  

My desire to be a Cardiologist was encouraged when Dr. XXXX, a cardiologist, asked me during my rotation: "How come you are so good at reading EKG's when it is only the beginning of internship." "A sound knowledge of applied physics and cardiovascular physiology enables me to read EKG's" I replied. It was Dr. XXXX and the entire cardiology faculty who encouraged me to pursue a career in this specialty as they followed my progress through the electives and various coronary care rotations.

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Sample 1st Paragraph for Cardiology Residency, Indian Woman Doctor

A woman and a medical doctor from India, 28 years old, I am seeking a residency position in General Internal Medicine here in the USA where I am currently making rapid progress in the advancement of my career as a doctor. I hope to excel here in America as a primary care physician and my present position at XXXX Commonwealth University in the Department of Cardiology is also serving to inspire to pursue a residency position in the USA. I actively participate in morning rounds with the residents, discussing plans of care as a team in the Cardiology ICU. I especially enjoy taking patient histories in addition to assisting in the clinic.

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Cardiologist from Saudi Arabia, Fellowship Personal Statement Sample

I hope to be accepted to a Fellowship Program in Cardiology that will enable me to devote long hours primarily to research in Cardiology but also with opportunities to care for patients. I finished medical school in Saudi Arabia in 2011 and I came to the USA so as to have greater ongoing advancement in my medical training and opportunities to contribute to research as well as practice. Coming to the US and building a new life here was very challenging; yet, it stimulated my personal growth and perseverance. I graduated from medical school in the KSA in 2010 and then spent a full year doing rotations which included Cardiology. Next, I began my 2-year Postdoctoral research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in 2014 and since 2015 I have been fulfilling my Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; and will finish in 2018.

Shortly after I arrived in the America, my father had a heart attack. Even before this happened, I had been gravitating in my mind and heart to the adoption of Cardiology as my own medical specialty. What happened to my father spurred me on still further in this direction.

I passed all three steps of the USMLE on my first attempt and completed my one-year Cardiology research position. This was a glorious year because it was a full immersion experience in what I love the most, eating, sleeping, and breathing Cardiology almost with no distractions. By the end of this year I was fully hooked and have never thought about looking back or in another direction. My father survived his heart attack and his health is as good as can be expected. I speak with him frequently and this ongoing connection also helps me to understand some of the challenges that we face in Cardiology on an intimate psychological level. He is one of the reasons why I feel so strongly that I am an excellent fit with Cardiology and I could not be happier to have found my niche in life.

The profound, central mystery of the heart and the opportunities and challenges of Cardiology are my destiny until the day that my own heart shall fulfill its mission. My principle research mentor is an electrophysiologist; a great mentor, he is also a profound inspiration and I aspire to follow in his footsteps and distinguish myself, in particular, in the area of electrophysiology. I really enjoy electrophysiology and treating patients with rhythm diseases. This area is particularly interesting due to the advances in technology. I can read and interpret ECGs, look at heart images (Echo, MRI, CT), as well as performing procedures on patients and inserting defibrillators to control their rhythm.

My long-term hopes include completing another fellowship in Cardiology in a cutting-edge institution that offers vast opportunity to give one’s all to both research and patient care. I also hope to at some point complete a fellowship in electrophysiology and I hope to learn a great deal as a fellow in Cardiology that will be useful later on in electrophysiology. I have always sought to maximize my exposure to cardiology as much as possible and give my all to research. My research training at XXXX Hospital yielded three publications. I have gone out of my way to switch my schedule with other co-residents to ensure that I have at least 3 cardiology rotations if not more. Cardiology is where I most excel and patients come back and ask to see me again. There are very few electrophysiologists in Saudi Arabia so I know that completing my fellowship and then sub-specializing in electrophysiology will enable me to make great contributions later on to Cardiology in Saudi Arabia. Being nominated by my mentor at Johns Hopkins for the Young Investigator Award was a special moment in my life and speaks to my drive and dedication to research in Cardiology. I thank you for considering my application

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