Like most young people, my life-goal was to do some good for others in a career and, fortunately, an aptitude for the sciences and a love of science subjects enabled me to train as a physician. I have never regretted this decision and feel privileged to be a member of a profession which is of such benefit to humanity.
I studied at the Universal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal which is a prestigious trainer of medical professionals with excellent facilities, a first-class faculty and is linked to a large and well-equipped teaching hospital. Having qualified in 2015, I interned for 7 months in Emergency Medicine and learned how to provide timely and excellent care under the supervision of caring, dedicated and skilled practitioners and as part of a well-coordinated multi-disciplinary team.
Since arriving in the US in mid-2016, I have undertaken several observer-ships and externships in a variety of specialties. I have also worked as a lecturer in a USMLE ‘Prep. Center’, and currently split my time between roles as a Physician’s Scribe, a Research Assistant at XXXX State and as a Telemetry Technician working with cardiac patients. Two of my internships in the US have been in Internal Medicine and am very drawn to a career in the specialty.
I am particularly attracted to this area of medicine because it calls for the holistic approach which I strongly endorse. The opportunities to provide effective preventative health education, the intellectual challenges in making timely and accurate diagnoses, the exciting and constant advances in the development of diagnostic tools, therapeutic techniques and also the teamwork involved, all attract me to the specialty. However, above all, I seek to have a career which involves constant and substantial patient contact which I love and in which I excel. I have been exposed to the special health needs of the poor and marginalized both here and in Nepal and I particularly wish to work with such populations. Ultimately, my goal is to acquire significant experience as a specialist Internist and then to found a clinic in an area where there is a scarcity of high quality health provision or to work in a hospital providing care to marginalized populations.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the research experience gained to date. I believe that the characteristics required of a good researcher such as determination, critical thinking, originality, creativity, communication skills and team working significantly overlap with those called for in an excellent internist. I would not be making this application if I were not convinced that I possess these, comparatively rare, characteristics and the potential to develop them further. I am particularly interested in research relating to CHF and so to apply the skills and knowledge that I am acquiring as a Telemetry Technician.
I have sought as much exposure to the US medical environment as possible and believe that I am acquiring an excellent understanding of it. I have happily worked, studied and socialized with people of many cultural and social backgrounds both in Nepal and in the US. I fully appreciate the vital need for cultural sensitivity and awareness in the specialty, I enjoy learning about other cultures and sharing knowledge of my own rich heritage.
I am particularly attracted to the XXU program because my work there has involved contact with the impressive student body, the excellent faculty and the exceptional facilities. I am seeking a highly challenging but supportive academic environment and am confident that this will be provided. The breadth of the curriculum and program structure is also an excellent ‘fit’ for my purposes particularly the opportunity to study cardiology, which is an area of special interest to me, as a sub-specialty. I can assure the reader that I shall apply myself with exceptional diligence and enthusiasm and seek to ‘add value’ to the program.
Thank you for considering my application.