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Residency Surgery, Cardiothoracic, Trauma

During my rotations, I found the atmosphere of the Operating Room to be the most exciting, focused and satisfying of all the settings in which I trained and was immediately attracted by the idea of becoming a surgeon. However I was cautioned by an experienced surgeon that, although many people were …

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Residency Neurology, Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS

At the end of my internships, I considered the different specialties to which I had been exposed and concluded that my work on the Neurology Ward had been the most satisfying and was the place in which I felt that I had been most effective. Apart from an academic interest in neurological conditions,…

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Residency in Ophthalmology, Russian Doctor, PHD

I was raised in a small town in Russia, but my education took me away to the big city from the age of 15 forward to work and study. I studied hard and eventually became a practicing ophthalmologist almost entirely on my own initiative. For years, I was a teenager alone in Moscow, independent, self-s…

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Ophthalmology Residency, Tribute to Mentor

If I had been asked to specify the qualities of someone who was to teach me any subject, I would have asked for a teacher who was deeply knowledgeable in his subject and passionate about it with the ability to pass those qualities on to others; someone who was courteous, kind, witty and genuinely in…

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Cardiology Fellowship, Ethiopian Applicant

I was born, raised, and went to medical school in Ethiopia where most modern medical tools such as CT scans and MRIs were simply not available. Nevertheless, my professors insisted that the most important medical information is always obtained from interviews with and observation of the patients. I …

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Pediatrics Residency Program, Indian Applicant

I believe that there are moments in life when our paths alter course without our being aware of it. Some would call this fate but I prefer to believe that this is the calling which we wait for all our lives. In my case it came at a very young age but, nevertheless, the impact that it was to have on …

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Hematology and Oncology Fellowship, Indian


Hematology and Oncology Fellowship, Indian

 I am currently serving as a Resident at the University of XXXX Medical Branch in XXXX, Texas, where I have been for the last two years. I am applying to the Hematology – Oncology Program Fellowship Program at your hospital because all of my profession…

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Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indian

I feel strongly that I am fully qualified for a residency position in Ob/Gyn because of my intense interest in and dedication to women´s health, coupled with my extensive experience in this area of medicine. I come from India, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world in rur…

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Residency Anesthesiology, Critical Care, ICU


For the past seven years, I have dedicated my life, in terms of academics and professional experiences to the study clinical acumen. Being born into a family that has always encouraged utilizing to the fullest extent our inherent gifts, I have excelled in every academic venture I have undertaken. …

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Residency ENT Medicine, Ear Nose and Throat


Over the past seven years, my academic and professional careers have maintained a consistent path towards the practice of ENT Medicine. Interspersed between and in support and preparation for my degree programs, I have actively sought and participated in voluntary externships, internships, and res…

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Residency Family Medicine Practice, Pakistan


Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, at 26, I am still a young woman; yet I am also very serious, mature, and cosmopolitan a citizen of the world most of all I have a well-developed sense of compassion and a deep and abiding respect and concern for the family and the practice of medicine. Compassion…

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Residency, Rehabilitation, Pathophysiology

My career evolution, learning experiences, and my interest in musculoskeletal disability have uniquely directed me towards the field of physiatry. Throughout my clinical rotations I learned from patient contact and disease investigation, 

but yearned to see my role in their daily life after th…

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Neurosurgery Residency, Raised On a Farm

I consider my rural Kentucky upbringing, with all its pitfalls and limitations, to be the formative force in molding my work ethic and in maximizing my abilities towards a career path in neurosurgery. It was in this environment that I learned to be resourceful, learning that failure is sometimes lif…

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Residency Otolaryngology, Hispanic

I knew that I would plan on a career in otolaryngology after I met a 65 year old African American male who had been diagnosed with base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma. The patient reminded me of my grandfather who past away at the age of 85 of gastrointestinal problems. I did not want to see this…

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Dermatology Residency, Rural India

During my early childhood, I was exposed to sick and injured patients who came to my parents for medical aid. My parents are not physicians but rather anthropologists who provided basic medical care in a rural village in India where I spent more than two years growing up. Not only did I see what a l…

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Colon & Rectal Cancer, Community Service


My approach to medicine follows my approach to running: do as MUCH as you can, as OFTEN as you can, as WELL as you can. I started running about seven years ago as a way to stay fit and relieve stress. I set my own goals and schedules and, almost before I knew it, I was running my first 10-mile roa…

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Cardiology Residency, Public Health


Medical school has been a time of profound personal, emotional, and, intellectual growth. My journey has been molded by the passing of my grandparents, the gratefulness of patients I have encountered, and the example of inspiring attending physicians. After having the opportunity to rotate through…

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