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Successful Family Medicine Residency Personal Statement #7

Family Medicine ResidencyI cherished every moment of medical school, from studying basic science to attending clinical rotations. During this time, I came across a wide variety of patients from different stages and aspects of life. Finding that managing health care for different age groups is challenging and intellectually appealing I knew I would enjoy family medicine. I was amazed to utilize a broad knowledge base- to make patients better. [Read more →]

Sample Pathology Residency Personal Statements #3

Pathology Residency Personal Statement “Doctor, is it benign or malignant?” I asked while lying on the examining table waiting restlessly for the result of my breast ultrasound. The radiologist gazed into those ambiguous echoes on the monitor for a couple of minutes, and eventually she said: “Well, to me, it looks like a benign lesion”. “But…” she continued, “We have to rely on the pathologic diagnosis”. Fortunately, a core biopsy demonstrated a fibroadenoma, and I was flooded with ultimate relief when I heard the biopsy result. This is the unique beauty of pathology as a medical specialty; it is the most powerful weapon to reach an accurate diagnosis, and it gives you a conclusion.

Sample Radiology Residency Personal Statement #2

Radiology Personal Statements

Throughout my years in medical school, I have noticed some interesting parallels between chess, my childhood passion, and the practice of medicine. Chess is beautifully artistic, yet remarkably precise in its strategic demands. This balance is also an integral part of practicing medicine that a career in radiology can provide. Having to use my mind’s eye to craft an intricate game plan is also similar to approaching a radiographic study: systematic, but with a keen sense of curiosity. The actual “practice” of each may be different, but these similarities have contributed to my desire to pursue a career in radiology. By becoming a radiologist, I hope to become a valuable resource and positively influence the healthcare of all of my future patients.

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Family Medicine Residency Personal Statement Sample #6

I began my medical career in internal medicine in China where I worked as a junior physician after graduation for three years. During the three-year hospital experience I worked with a variety of patients with a wide range of conditions and gained tremendous clinical experience involved in every aspect of managing patients. However, I saw an increasing need for nutrition education in the management of my patients with diabetes and hyperlipidemia, but felt frustrated by the lack of nutrition education in medical school. I developed a desire to pursue advanced training in applied nutrition as I believed this would give me a significant strength as a physician. [Read more →]

Example Family Medicine Personal Statement #5

Growing up in my native homeland of India, I always wanted to do something in my life where I could make a difference. I was taught that it was very important for your life to have a plan, and to do something where you could make a positive impact on the lives of others. My school years were a time of research and reflection, as I looked for a way in which I could make this dream become a reality. [Read more →]

Family Medicine Residency Personal Statement #4

I relish the opportunity to help people through medicine. During my ER rotation, a 2 year old boy was brought in after suffering a laceration to his hand. I calmed him by distracting him with my stethoscope, and was able to suture while minimizing the child’s anxiety. Easing this child’s pain and making him feel better gave me a great sense of fulfillment.

Sample Internal Medicine Residency Personal Statement #6

My strong interest in how the human body functions and how medicine can be used to improve life initiated my desire to pursue medicine. I was admitted to the seven-year M.D. /M.S. program of China University, a medical scientist training program including four years of medical school study taught in English, one and a half years each for internship and medical research. [Read more →]

Example Anesthesiology Residency Personal Statement #3

anesthesiologyIt felt strange coming out of the airport. The air was cold, less humid, and smelled different. I finally emerged from the labyrinth that is Dulles Airport, built on the outskirts of Washington D.C.. I was born, raised and spent more than 16 years of my life in Large CIty, India, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1999. As a teenager, the transition from my native culture to a completely unknown place and culture was very dramatic. The change was frustrating in the beginning, but I knew that ultimately it was up to me to adapt to my new environment and build my identity. My accent slowly devolved, my new wardrobe collection evolved, as my name Rajiv, a traditional Hindu name simultaneously simplified into the single letter “R”. [Read more →]

Sample Anesthesiology Residency Personal Statement #2

Anesthesiology provides opportunities to display specialized skills by performing a wide range of procedures while having cognitive challenges as well. After medical school I was selected for a two year anesthesiology residency program at Large Medical College, India. During my training, I learned to administer anesthesia for a wide array of cases: pediatric, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, orthopedics and general surgeries.