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Fellowship Internal Medicine Personal Statement

Updated: May 6

I am a physician from India who wants to give his all to a residency program in America. I currently live in Ohio but am ready to relocate anywhere in the country. I am especially looking forward to becoming fully immersed in research in Nephrology, the specialty that I have focused on pursuing as my life’s work.

In addition to medical school in India, I have gained relevant experience in several areas by volunteering in projects targeting Tuberculosis along with AIDS and polio prevention programs. I have also had extensive experience working with a Primary Health Care Center. I now feel confident that I can excel in a residency program, due to my great enthusiasm and dedication to service.

Growing up in India, during my childhood, I came across many people dying from various illnesses, which made an enormous impression on me, especially since I was a severely sensitive child. As I got older, I understood that most of this would be preventable and that this individual died due to a lack of medical care. My ardent desire to help these people resulted in my choosing the medical profession as my career.

Fellowship Internal Medicine & Nephrology, Indian
Fellowship Internal Medicine Personal Statement

My father served for many years as a paramedical officer; as I was growing up, his vision also helped to inspire me to work hard so that I would be accepted to an excellent medical school. Internal Medicine is what most excited me in medical school, and it is in this area that I want to excel. For some time now, I have also been reading virtually much of the current literature on understanding and treating the disease process.

Renal failure is widespread in India, and I have seen many people die from it. This would not have happened if they had had adequate treatment. I focused on this area of medical research early on because I recognized this great need back in India. Someday, I hope to be able to return to India and use what I have learned here in the United States to help make treatment programs more practical despite the limited resources that we have at our disposal.

Fellowship Internal Medicine & Nephrology, Indian
Nephrology Fellowship Personal Statement

I have graduated among the top 5% of my class since childhood. I was always an outstanding team player and led many teams in voluntary work and sports. My experience working at a primary care center for two years as a medical officer helped significantly strengthen my skills, learning to make the most of all available resources to meet our paramedical responsibilities. I keenly look forward to giving all my energy and concentration to the practice of Internal Medicine here in the USA. I hope to have many decades to work hard at research in this area and training. I crave long hours and total immersion in Internal Medicine. I look forward to meeting your team and giving my all, especially to the practice of Nephrology in your esteemed institution.

Thank you for considering my application to your program.

Fellowship Internal Medicine Personal Statement


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