As a Saudi Arabian pediatrician and teaching assistant, I am driven by a desire to constantly advance my knowledge of the medical profession and hone my skills in the fields of both pediatrics and internal medicine. After a great deal of thought and consideration, I am confident that pursuing a Med Peds residency would be the ideal path for me and would allow me to make the finest contribution possible to our field. As a passionate individual with an extensive background in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, I have a very keen interest in the Med Peds Residency Program. Having dedicated my career to studying the complexities of internal issues faced by children, I am confident that the Med Peds Residency Program is the perfect place for me to expand my knowledge and continue growing as a medical professional. My enthusiasm for treating our smallest patients has equipped me with the patience and compassion needed to care for children of all ages.
My end goal is to acquire knowledge, skills, and experience that I can use to progress in my chosen field. I believe in constantly learning and staying up to date with the latest developments and issues that are relevant to pediatricians in the KSA. I am excited to embark on this journey and hope to make a positive impact in the lives of patients I encounter during my residency. This past January 2012, I took the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination and achieved a total score 314. I will take USMLE steps 1 and 2 within the next few months. I hope to continue to participate in research and I seek inspiration that will help me to continue to publish in my field. I also look forward to participation in community events that highlight the progress and advancement being made in pediatric care.
I finished medical school in July of 2010, and then completed an internship in July of 2011. This internship included rotations in surgery, emergency medicine, radiology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and ob/gyn. I trace my dream of becoming a pediatrician to the age of 9, where I declared this to be my goal in my diary; at the time, I was being treated for a febrile illness; my own doctors became my most important role models for what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I believe that the principal cornerstones of success between the doctor and the patient are honesty, mutual respect, and trust, and making the patient sufficiently comfortable to facilitate the arrival of an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. As a Med Peds resident in Canada, I assure you that I will strive with all my might to rapidly become an asset to your program, employing the latest knowledge and techniques in detection and prevention of disease, to develop and employ methods of evidence-based medicine and to show reverence for human beings by providing excellent care to all my patients, continuously broadening my knowledge through experience, continuing education courses, and participation in research and professional organizations.
I have a special interest in the struggle against diabetes, especially because this disease is advancing with great rapidity throughout the Middle East. My country, for example, has the 3rd highest incidence of this disease in the world. My article, “The Prevalence of Hyperinsulinism & Type 2 Diabetes among Over Weight Children & Adolescents at ____ University Hospital” has recently been accepted for publication.
Thank you for considering my application.
Med Peds Residency Personal Statement