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IMG INTERNAL MEDICINE PERSONAL STATEMENT
My internship strengthened my knowledge of medicine and gave me solid clinical skills, which prepared me for the more demanding responsibilities of my residency. With a dream of become an outstanding physician, I went to the Hospital of Blood Diseases, Institute of Hematology, at the Academy of Medical Sciences & Union Medical College after graduation. During my eight years in the Department of Clinical Hematology, I earned a degree of Doctor of Medicine as well as a Certificate of Completion of Residency Training in Hematology (Internal Medicine). During my training I learned not only the mechanisms, pathogenesis, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of hematological diseases, but also advanced knowledge of hematology, including immunological and biological characteristics of blood diseases, high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation. I also gained vast experience with blood and bone morrow smears. I gained tremendous experience in general internal medicine as well by diagnosing and treating complications of cancer and chemotherapy, including renal failure, nosocomial infection, and respiratory compromise [makes it sound more general than simply infection]. Moreover, I learned how to utilize information efficiently to solve problems and keep up to date with new advances in medicine. Through this training, my interest in internal medicine was solidified by the ability to connect with patients and the development of strong emotional ties.
To pursue further training, I moved to Canada as a postdoctoral fellow. I worked in the field of tumor immuno-gene therapy, at the Center for Gene Therapeutics at Canada
University, under supervision of Professor Jack Frost. From 2000 to 2003, I completed a research associate program focusing on tumor immunology at the Carter Center for Immunology Research with a faculty position at the University of East, under supervision of Professor Victor Strange. Currently I am researching the conditional ablation of 3p21.3 for development of a murine model of lung cancer at the University of West Cancer Center under supervision of Professor Jack Black. These research experiencse improve my design ability and fosters my exploration interests. This allows for a continuous exchange of ideas as well as interaction among colleagues enabling me to contribute and keep up to date with new advances in medicine. The training will also strengthen my interests in combining clinical research with that of patient care. To keep myself informed of clinical activities and recent developments in medicine, I attended internal medicine grand rounds and have recently volunteered to serve as a clinical observer at Famous Cancer Center. This helps me gain insight into the US health care systems as well as familiarized me with training programs here.
Although I have been focused on research recently, I have extensive clinical training and kept up to date my knowledge in medicine. I look forward to a residency program in which residents will have comprehensive clinical training as well as substantial involvement in research efforts. I would like to join a program that lets me keep pace with rapid changes in internal medicine by updating my knowledge base and refining my clinical skills, subsequently broadening my academic vision in general internal medicine. I believe that my clinical experience in hematology, my research experience, my enthusiasm and my ability to deal with obstacles will be beneficial to my training in an internal medicine program. My philosophy of diligence, responsibility, and compassion for patients will lead me to achieve my goals