While I was still a child, the loss of my mother to rheumatic heart disease has colored and directed my life, giving me purpose; and, significantly, as I healed, my interest in the human heart has not ceased to increase by the day. The heart is the center of my world as a human being and a medical doctor. Thus, I hope to continue to advance as a medical professional specializing in this area of medicine and be awarded a Cardiology fellowship so that I will be able to make my maximum contribution to Cardiology throughout my career. I began with as broad-ranging approach as possible in Internal Medicine, the foundation. Still, I have known since medical school that nothing excites me as much as Cardiology. Thus, I hope to be selected for a fellowship position in your distinguished program in Cardiology.
I am most thankful to have the privilege of learning from and assisting some of the finest mentors in the world at XXXX University’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). My time at XXXX and the favorable reception that I have received, and the appreciation shown for my work help me feel most confident that I would be able to hit the ground running in your fellowship program in Cardiology. I am now ready for clinical training. As part of my research, I have been involved in physician-industry ties (Sunshine Act), conflict of interest, and the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). I am most interested in clinical research that has urgent relevance for the clinical practice of Cardiology, particularly concerning outcomes research. To cite a few examples, I have looked at the mortality benefit of ICD in sarcoidosis and amyloidosis compared with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. I study industry payments to physicians and their impact on their practice patterns, device selection, and prescription patterns. I enjoy my interactions with emergency medical services as I study how they reduce door-to-balloon time and in-hospital mortality.
I want to make my professional mark in life by contributing to improving outcomes in Cardiology and, in particular, how to measure those outcomes. Working with eminent mentors in effects research has helped me grasp the big picture of research and appreciate the details. Serving as a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine has helped me grow personally and professionally. Each day I seek increasing excellence as a team player who quickly resolves complex challenges. I believe that my current research training will provide me with a strong foundation for contributing to outcomes research and help me grow steadily as a physician who could not be more dedicated to enhancing the quality of care our patients receive. After completing your program, my dream will be realized as a cardiologist in our field's cutting-edge advances.
My personal experiences have taught me to be humble and give my all. While becoming a Cardiologist will not bring my mother back, it does wonders to renew me each day and drives me forward with great zest and zeal to serve as a member of our profession.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your consideration of my application.