I hope to be accepted to the MSc Program in Socio-behavioral Sciences at XXXX University. XXXX is my first choice for graduate school because of the sheer excellence of the program, the location, and the opportunity to focus on my interests, Public Health and the Science of Human Behavior. I hope to prepare myself for a lifetime of service as an advocate for the vulnerable, especially the elderly. I look forward to the continuing lifetime development of expertise in aging and the impact that an aging population has on public health. Now a permanent resident of Canada, my particular focus as an investigator will involve comparing my native China and North America, Canada in particular. I feel a unique sense of urgency in my work that arises from the fact that China now faces critical issues related to its rapidly aging population.
I look forward to distinguishing myself as a dedicated and highly influential geriatrician, and I hope to become licensed to practice in Canada. I hope to become involved with and devote a great deal of time to a senior research center, exploring best care models for the elderly and laboring to advance public health education efforts geared towards the well-being of the elderly. Helping the sick and weak has always been central to forming my personal and professional identity. I graduated from the most competitive medical school in China and go on to excel as a resident physician practicing medicine at some of China’s finest hospitals. Soon, however, I realized that I want to “make a difference” rather than merely “make a living,” and I am convinced that earning the MPH Degree is now the next step in the right direction.
In my last year of medical school, I joined the “Public Health Education Initiative for Chinese Medical Students” - a student association focused on developing courses on public health. In 2010, when Beijing first banned smoking indoors in all public areas, I hosted a series of lectures on smoking control which received positive feedback. After graduation, I spent two years seeing patients, many of whom came from other provinces thousands of miles away from where they could not receive adequate treatment. Many, if not most were very critically ill, and there was simply little that we could do for them - it was already too late—this further drove my interest in Public Health. I moved to Singapore for a residency in Geriatrics in 2016. I learned how measurement could prevent the elderly from falling and how to best collaborate with community clinics, nursing homes, and interim care services to deliver continuous care. I want to contribute to the well-being of large numbers of people and advance the causes of public health and preventive medicine in general and in my local community.
Thank you for considering my application to XXXX University.
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