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IM Residency, Indian Doctor in Caribbean

November 4, 2015

My insatiable curiosity for medicine dates from the age of sixteen, when my father was diagnosed with three-vessel coronary artery disease. Spending considerable time at the hospital, I was moved by the suffering of my father and other patients, and it was at this time that I decided to make the all…

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Residency in Neurology, Parkinson’s, MS

November 4, 2015

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 Pediatrics, Chinese

November 4, 2015

I was asthmatic from the age of five and was hospitalized on a number of occasions. I observed the world and the adults in it as only a child can. I could see that some doctors and nurses did their job but no more, they cared for me and the other children but other staff also clearly cared about me …

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PsyD Program, PTSD, California

November 2, 2015

I am applying to your competitive PsyD Program at the XXXX because I am convinced that my drive and determination will enable me to excel. I have a great passion for research in psychology, particularly in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now 36, psychology is a career change for …

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Fellowship International Relations, Chinese HK

November 2, 2015

The worth of a subject, among most of the people I know, is measured only in terms of its income-creating potential. My choice of History was met with incredulity, among relatives and friends who could see no way of capitalizing on knowledge of the past. Bright students are expected to study such su…

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MA International Affairs, Indonesian Woman

November 2, 2015

As a child, I loved maps. This interest developed into a curiosity about the differences and similarities in the way people in these different places on the map lived, ate, spoke and earned their livelihoods. This awareness of the world and its variety has increased with time and with the substantia…

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Residency IM: Arab Woman Physician

November 2, 2015

A 39 year old Arab woman, I am an Egyptian, an accomplished physician, a wife and a mother, and I now live in New Jersey. A researcher, and accomplished geneticist, a General Practitioner, fluent in English, I am completing my doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine next year. And I am now ready to become…

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IM Residency, Medical Educator, Rural Nigeria

November 2, 2015

If there is one thing which I have come to appreciate in my many years in the medical profession it is that no matter how much we think we know there is always going to be something new to learn. When I first started out along my chosen career path I was determined to be the best doctor I could poss…

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Residency Internal Medicine: Oncology, Chinese

November 2, 2015

Practicing Internal Medicine is what I most enjoy because of the intense, intimate interaction with patients. I particularly take delight in collecting and analyzing the clinical and laboratory evidence that is essential for diagnosis. And I find deep satisfaction in initiating and optimizing treatm…

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Cardiology Residency Canada, Nigerian

November 2, 2015

I am a Nigerian, born and raised in Nigeria. I moved to Canada in 2005 and was awarded B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and a further B.Sc. degree in Biology in 2008 by the University of XXXX. I was awarded a B.S. degree in Health Science by the XXXX University School of Medicine, Netherlands-Antilles, i…

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Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Indian

November 2, 2015

I will never forget being 7 years old and standing in front of an applauding audience, clad in a white apron holding a toy stethoscope. On that day of our dress-up competition, my little mind resolved to become a doctor and playing Surgeon or Doctor was my favorite childhood pastime. My infantile fa…

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IM Residency Cardio, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

November 2, 2015

I am a young woman that is very devoted to the lifelong study of internal medicine, especially cardiology. At 29 years old, I feel strongly that this is the optimal point in my life for me to undertake the great adventure of practicing medicine in the West. I now have the requite experience, yet sti…

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IM Residency, Preventive Medicine, Nigerian

November 2, 2015

Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, I have now come to think of myself as African-American, since I am now a naturalized citizen who has been in the USA for 15 years. At 38, I consider myself to be in my prime in every way and always take great care of my own physical strength and resources and that …

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IM Residency, Indian, Cultural Sensitivity

November 2, 2015

Since childhood, my enthusiasm empowered me to excel at school. I always wanted to have goals and ambitions as perfect as arrows in archery aiming at the centre of the circle. As a consequence, I chose biology though many choices were open to me. Moreover, there appeared no better way of applying sc…

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IM Residency, Indian Family of Engineers

November 2, 2015

I was born in Suryapet, India and grew up in a family of Engineers. They instilled in me the importance of setting goals along with diligence and perseverance.  Personal growth has been as important to me as my aspiration to become a doctor. I have long sought a balance in my life by involving mysel…

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IM Residency, Cardiac, Filipino

November 2, 2015

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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IM, Indian, Russian Med School

November 2, 2015

My father is a doctor and my mother is a nurse, and it was always my wish to be a physician from as far back as I can recall. My parents are the owners of a private medical clinic in India and I so I was exposed to a medical environment at an early age.

Fate has decreed that my ambition to practi…

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IM Residency, Chronic Disease, Russian

November 2, 2015

Call 911! The young Caucasian male had been thrown fifteen yards from the site of impact and surprisingly was still conscious upon my arrival. Flail chest", I thought to myself as I unbuttoned his shirt and placed my backpack upon his right side. "Pulse 98, respiration 28 short and quick; help is on…

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IM Residency, Heart Disease, Trinidad & Tobago

November 2, 2015

My insatiable curiosity for medicine dates from the age of sixteen, when my father was diagnosed with three-vessel coronary artery disease. I was moved by his suffering and that of other patients, and these experiences resulted in my choice of a career in medicine as my life’s cause. I hope to join …

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Residency Internal Medicine, Dr Father, India

November 2, 2015

I was born, raised, studied and qualified in India and have been in the US since May 2010 gaining clinical experience. I am especially interested in Internal Medicine and seek to complete a residency in that specialty with a view, ultimately, to returning to India to open a hospital offering high qu…

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