At 37, I am a mature woman, very diligent, and dedicated to the practice of medicine. I seek a residency position in radiology because this is my greatest passion since I see it as the central key to correct diagnosis, especially early diagnosis; thus, I am looking for a position where I can fully utilize my already advanced skills in this area, continuing to grow and learn in the ongoing perfection of the use of technology in its application to medical diagnostics.
Since I have lived extensively in my native Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States, I think of myself as a world citizen. I have always assiduously cultivated my communication skills to interact effectively and professionally with people from diverse backgrounds and levels of society. A compassionate woman whose greatest joy in life is making significant contributions to healing the sick, I live to practice medicine and, in this way, make my social contribution, giving something back to my society. My long-term career goals include working in a teaching hospital, being involved in significant research in technological advances in radiology, and especially working in advancement of less invasive treatments for patients. I am deeply involved intellectually and professionally with the work being done in less invasive surgery, shortening recovery times, and length of stay in the hospital.
I look forward to learning more about the physics behind the different imaging modalities and incorporating this knowledge into the development of new and highly improved medical therapeutics. I am especially interested in doing research in interventional radiology, and it is in this area where I hope to make my primary professional contribution to the field of medicine: X-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
My versatility and flexibility as a professional are mirrored by my linguistic capabilities, in addition to English, being a native speaker of both Cantonese and Mandarin, and being able to communicate orally in both Spanish and Japanese. Furthermore, I have solid academic and professional credentials for this position. Some of my more notable professional experiences have included serving as a tutor for disabled students, tutoring students in math and reading, and, most relevantly, I have also volunteered as a cancer researcher at the XXXX Cancer Center.
I am highly motivated with a vivid interest in and enthusiasm for the science of radiology. I'm hard-working, willing to learn, and accept differences in others. My friends and colleagues tell me that I have an enthusiastic sense of humor, and I see this as of instrumental importance for the practice of medicine and especially in interpersonal relations and communication with colleagues and patients. I am easy to have a good relationship with and take a personal interest in those with whom I work. Being a good listener is another quality that I passionately believe to be of intrinsic importance. I once visited Tibet with my father for one entire month of meditation. My serenity and devotion to my work are my greatest strength. I appreciate your consideration of my application as a resident physician in radiology in your program, and I am eager to meet with you and discuss my candidacy.
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