XXXX University is my first choice for medical school because I am very attracted to taking a break from mainstream America and living on a beautiful Caribbean island, somewhere with low-stress levels, achieving and sustaining optimal focus on my studies. I seek a medical education focused on patient-centered care. I see the Medical Program at XXXX as exemplary in this regard. I am keen to study under professors dedicated to mentoring students and committed to our success. I am an extremely hard-working young man, and I am very proud of my disposition to work long hours. I am tenacious, like a bulldog, and highly motivated. I know medical school requires excellent discipline, and I have long built myself up for the task. I have professional experience in several nursing homes where I have worked as a volunteer. And this has been my greatest joy in life, giving full vent to my profound need to care for others, especially older people, and show my love and respect for them by providing them with high-quality care.
I am proud of being Palestinian. We are long-suffering people, and we find nobility through resistance to suffering. Often, when people suffer so terribly in one's country of origin, this inspires many of us to dedicate ourselves even more fully to working with those who suffer. I would love to return to Palestine someday and help them develop more effective medical services. Becoming a physician represents the best or highest level of self-contentment that I might find. Because of the thoroughgoing nature of the responsibility of a physician, the inner self of a person like me is most optimally fulfilled. Being a physician will fill my days with joy and make me happy. My father is a physician who inspired me to carry on a noble tradition. My father's dignity and happiness have been profound, and I also want this kind of contentment and sense of fulfillment.
I am particularly interested in and focus on the family, which I will see as a foundational pillar of my service as a medical doctor. I hope to maintain this particular focus on the importance of family throughout my medical education and experience. I also hope to have the profound privilege of contributing to your program's diversity. At some point in my career, I look forward to using my speaking and reading capacity in Arabic to professional ends. I have long been involved in the day-to-day management affairs of my father's psychiatry office. This experience and my work in nursing homes have left an indelible impression on me and my hope for the future. I found a unique sense of purpose in nursing homes as I made my rounds: concrete and critically important contributions to people's lives in the most direct and effective ways possible. I have more fully learned the vast human rewards of service in nursing homes.
In addition to being well-read, I have also widely traveled: Egypt, Dubai, Palestine, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, and Canada, and I lived in Amman, Jordan, during my first year in high school. As a result, I am someone who has a deep and abiding appreciation for the multi-cultural association, and I look forward to taking part with other medical students in the joys of sharing experiences and comparing notes as we struggle together to prepare ourselves for service in our respective countries or cultural contexts. This is one of the reasons I think I am a perfect candidate for a medical program in the Caribbean, because of my deep sense of appreciation and my profound interest in the Developing World.
A state-of-the-art medical education such as that afforded by XXXX Medical School will fully prepare me for making the most significant possible contribution that I can to help other people to live more fully and to extend the level of quality of their lives in the total sense of the term, serving as a watchman over the well being of families from the youngest to oldest members. I ask you for the opportunity to learn to practice medicine in the 21st century and to acquire the judgment and confidence necessary to become an exceptionally competent physician. I look forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your research practice, contributing to the march of science and the practice of medicine at XXXX.