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INTERNAL MEDICINE PERSONAL STATEMENT
My decision to pursue a career in internal medicine has been nurtured through clinical rotations, research experiences after graduation and the inspiration from the physicians I have worked with. Internal medicine is a combination of keen observation, clinical intuition and ever-advancing technology, built on a solid foundation of a doctor-patient relationship and extensive knowledge of pathophysiology. The point in my life which finalized my decision to pursue internal medicine was when I met a sixty-five year old man, who was assigned to me during my fourth year internal medicine rotation. He was admitted for congestive heart failure with a multi-organ failure. Initially I was intrigued as to how a single problem could lead to multiple organ functional abnormalities. With curiosity, I read about the pathophysiology and management of heart failure. I was fascinated by the compensatory mechanisms the body employed to overcome the heart failure and the treatment affecting those mechanisms. It also led me to find answers to questions about diseases and thereby, satisfying my intellectual curiosity. I was enjoying the art of ordering the right investigations and putting the correct differential diagnoses together.
The myriad of opportunities presented to me in medical school helped me broaden my horizons and enjoy a comprehensive medical education. Being a part of a public hospital, I was able to work with a variety of patients from a range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. I was also provided with an opening to delve into the contemporary health issues in the real-world as a part of my curriculum and clinics. The various national health programs like Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization, School Health Program and Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program as well as the large scale humanitarian effort in the form of the Earthquake Rehabilitation Program presented me with the scope of serving my community. All these experiences helped me realize the importance of team work and its impact on the community. During my internship, a one-year rotationship in various general hospitals and community centers, I served the community with a team of nurses and technicians. Time and experience made me more and more acquainted with clinical duties: admitting patients, dictating, ordering labs and treatment, writing progress notes and discharging patients. My increasing confidence and understanding of my surroundings helped me to make clinical work an integral part of my lifeI deeply enjoyed establishing close ties with my patients and educating them in
addition to their treatment.
My present study towards an MPH degree in health care administration at State University has familiarized me with the US healthcare system and its concerns with respect to rising health care costs, health care accessibility and physician liabilities. As a graduate of an international medical school, I wanted to enhance my understanding and exposure with the American clinical system through my work as a clinical research assistant and clinical observer, under Dr. Heart, Professor of Medicine and Director of Coronary Care Unit at Veterans Affairs. During my time, I integrated myself into the VA hospital clinical community to saturate myself with clinical responsibilities, in addition to attending clinics and rounds, case presentations and management discussions, clinical conferences, morning reports and journal clubs. The integration of my skills as an observer, a patient listener, a decisive thinker and an effective communicator will help me in becoming a strong champion for my patient’s causes; while also being an advocate for physicians. Being familiar with aspects of clinical research with direct patient contact, including experimental design, conducting clinical studies, using software and analytical techniques, professional manuscript writing, oral and poster research presentations, I am well prepared to pursue future research interests as well.
Through my clinical, voluntary and research experiences, I have developed many skills that are vital for an internal medicine residency. Mastering excellent clinical skills and judgment; gaining ample exposure to various sub-specialties; opting research opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth are few amongst my major career goals. My aim after residency is to get detailed knowledge in a sub-specialty. My graduation will allow me the flexibility of joining your residency program on OPT (Optional Practical Training) for one year. I can assure you of the honesty and sincerity with a single aim to progress forward in my career.