Fellowship Hematology/Oncology Personal Statement Sample, Indian Doctor

A doctor from India specializing up to this point in my career in Internal Medicine, increasingly, I have gravitated towards the idea of joining the battle against cancer for the balance of my professional life and giving it my all. India has some of the highest cancer rates in the world and when combined with its enormous population – projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by mid-century – the challenge represented by India alone is enormous. But, most of all, it is here in America where I have found my calling to join the battle against cancer. I currently serve as an academic hospitalist with a central focus on the care of patients with cancer. In particular, I have learned a great deal about Bone Marrow Transplantation, since this area is also central to my professional responsibilities at the University of XXXX College of Medicine. Thus, I ask to be accepted to your distinguished fellowship program in Hematology/Oncology.

My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during my first year of my medical school; I was still 17 years old.  All of us were in shock and having just begun my studies, at first, I stood frozen as a mere spectator, taking her hand through the grueling sessions of chemotherapy and surgery. During this time, by her side reading, when I finished my work for medical school, I did overtime with cancer and kept reading and reading about the disease process, malignancy and the various treatment options. We were not aware at the time but I would learn later how late we finally got her to treatment, already with cancer in its advanced stage. Our battle lasted for 2 years. At 19, I was well on my way to becoming a doctor driven to fight cancer. If selected to your program it will be because of her, since she is a very big part of why I have decided to dedicate my life primarily to studying this disease, in her honor and memory.

During my residency training in Internal Medicine at XXXX Hospital Center (July 2013 – June 2016), I so very much enjoyed the intense exposure to a great variety of ethnic groups, patients and their families from so many different cultural backgrounds. I have come to much better understand the patients’ struggle, more compassionate, I gave my all to the doctor/patient relationship, especially in the case of patients stricken with cancer. I have become extremely highly motivated and I am off to a very good start learning how to treat cancer. I am in love with our rapidly developing field, Hematology/Oncology, the great challenge and vast scope of research and scientific advancement.  Since June of 2016, serving as a hospitalist on a bone marrow transplant unit, I have continued to enjoy clinical experience dealing with hematological malignancies and beginning to better develop my focus on the kinds of research projects that I look forward to becoming engaged. As my clinical exposure increases, I can increasingly better appreciate the level of complexity that oncologists deal with on a daily basis. I hope to be selected to a program which focuses on patient care, education and research for a balanced fellowship experience. I hope to see myself serving as part of a team in an academic hospital.

I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished fellowship program in Hematology/Oncology.

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This writer sees cancer prevention as the most effective of all anti- cancer strategies, especially those strategies which target cell growth, differentiation, and apoptosis. Phyto-prevention—the use of natural derived compounds often called phytochemicals, along with a multi-faceted molecular targeting approach—in particular, shows great promise. It is important to note, however, that drawing clear lines between natural medicines and remedies, on the one hand, and ‘drugs’ or pharmaceutical products, on the other, can often be wrought with confusion, since many drugs are derived from the natural components of plants. Nevertheless, most natural components of plants are seen as less aggressive forms of therapeutic intervention than chemicals.

The principle phytochemicals that have been identified as most useful for cancer prevention strategies are organosulfurs, phenols, glucosinolates, saponin. Closely related to phytochemical strategies are those strategies that include the use of micronutrients such as NSAIDs and Vitamings A, C, D, E, folate, calcium and selenium are considered—all of which are often referred to as “chemopreventive.” Perhaps the greatest level of success at fighting cancer through nutrition is found in the battle against colon-rectal cancer (CRC), as we now know that almost 50% of CRCs can be prevented by proper nutrition.

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