Personal Statement: Three Passions For Higher Education

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Personal statement:

“Three passions, simple but overwhelming strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.” These profound and intellectual words by a great writer and philosopher Bertrand Russell are reflection of my contemplation and perception of life.

I am from a small village in Sindh Pakistan. I completed my preliminary schooling at a government school in my village then my parents sent me to city for higher education. It was a drastic change in my life and I faced many difficulties. I was living away from my home, parents and siblings in Larkana city for my education. I faced financial and emotional hardships throughout my teenage years. Something that
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I find internal medicine very fascinating and invigorating. Observing all the signs and symptoms of complex diseases, making differential diagnosis, ordering diagnostic workup and then arriving at conclusions with team work involving attending physicians, residents and interns and then deciding the best management protocol, I found this process very exciting. Furthermore, I learned coordination, teamwork and bedside manners there. My mentors were the professors and consultants there; they guided me at each step. Their intellect and passion for medicine encouraged me to learn more from them so I could quench my thirst for …show more content…
I chose USMLE and worked diligently with each step. I want to work in an environment where I can refine my abilities in the most technologically advanced, research and evidence based health system, to care, empathize and discuss with my patients and to enhance my knowledge and skills by working with well-trained and highly competent professionals.

While I was preparing for USMLE, I was appointed as a lecturer in Anatomy department at Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana. Teaching was the most gratifying, pleasant and effortless experience for me. My teaching enhanced my confidence, wisdom, communication and leadership skills substantially. My students always admired my interactive and creative ways of delivering core anatomy concepts to them. I happily helped and facilitated them in the best way I could. I hope to polish my teaching skills further during my residency by creating awareness among my patients by explaining them the pathophysiology, management, long-term prognosis and complications of their disease process in an easy and comprehensible way, and by guiding and educating my junior residents and students so we can effectively work as a team to bring about constructive changes in our working environment and to make it an enjoyable learning experience. I have a passion of taking up challenges and surpassing my own capabilities

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