I focused my life early on becoming the finest surgeon possible. It is the most intellectually exciting avenue of medical inquiry. Surgery, for me, is the practice of medicine at its full fruition. I shall always take delight in constant improvement. I love general surgery because it keeps my curiosity constantly engaged, coupled with the profound satisfaction of making such a critical difference for the better in someone’s life.
As a Saudi Arabian who went to medical school in Jordan, I look forward to contributing to the diversity of your program and having the honor of giving my all to your institution. Arduous work for long hours under pressure is my first love. With two years of experience in general surgery in Saudi Arabia and now in Toronto, I have sufficient knowledge to make essential contributions to your medical team.
I will always be highly conscious of his duty to society as a medical professional. This is why I dedicated countless hours to providing medical care for needy people in Saudi Arabia and in Jordan: through my participation in campaigns against TB and breast cancer. I participated in the Free Health Care Day for the community in Jordan. I am a highly disciplined physician who loves challenges very much. I am incredibly determined to reach my goals and never give up on what I have committed to.
I find it extremely rewarding to step into a patient’s room and see them regaining their life. I seek to minimize patients’ discomfort when this is not the case. I distinguish myself by my attention to detail in the care of my patients. Perhaps being raised by a father who was an officer in the Saudi Air Force helped me grow up quickly and become an earnest and disciplined young man dedicated to social service through medicine. I am also pleased to have had the experience of spending so much time in Jordan, with such a rich cultural tapestry. This increased my sensitivity to cultural diversity and helped me better understand the need to adapt to new social norms and surroundings. I performed well in Medical School, so I was awarded a scholarship from the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education to cover all my educational expenses.
During my last year in Medical School, I had the chance to do a rotation in Pediatric Surgery at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. Here, I found myself as a professional, a member of this Canadian surgical team with such an elevated level of expertise. This experience helped to establish my addiction to surgery, and I now crave long hours in the operating room. I want the adrenaline rush that I get every time I scrub up. I live for the satisfaction I feel after seeing my patient doing well in post-operative, the sense of camaraderie. I have now been doing general surgery for 18 months and have participated in a broad diversity of surgical procedures, from complex Whipple procedures to delicate parathyroidectomy, and even robotic laparoscopic hemicolectomies.
Going into surgery is a rich and novel experience. I thrive on learning something new and enhancing my operative skills, which has helped me to receive excellent evaluations as a surgeon. I am primarily engaged with the vascular aspects of general surgery, specifically endovascular intervention, as I find this to be the single most challenging issue on both technical and psychological levels. The miracle of bringing dead limbs to life is the center of my research curiosity. And I am particularly enthused about the prospect of using new advances in vascular surgery to assist people with diabetes who are at risk for amputation.
I see myself as a health advocate, a researcher, and a teacher. In addition to medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family, and in my spare time, I sometimes scuba dive. This burns off any stress I might accrue. I also enjoy cooking and continuing culinary traditions I carry with me from my youth on the coast of the Red Sea. I want to become part of a dynamic residency program that will tax me to the fullest. At the same time, providing me with the highest level of professional advancement that I most thrive on, the opportunity to become a better surgeon every day. I met my lovely wife while doing her surgical rotation with our team. She’s now applying for a position in Diagnostic Radiology at your respected institute. We would be incredibly honored to join.
I hope to meet you and speak at length about how I can contribute to your surgical team.
Residency Personal Statement General Surgery