Medicine Personal Statement
The human body is an intricate organism having several systems and mechanisms working together in remarkable harmony. Thus, a mere thought of becoming an engineer of the most enigmatic, yet captivating machine of the whole universe: the human body; stimulates my innate curiosity to jump into the ever-evolving field that is medicine.
My first exposure to the medical field was at my father’s clinic when I witnessed an obstetric ultrasonography scan. I was utterly mesmerised to observe the development of the tiny soul (fetus) and truly commended the artistry of nature. Thenceforth, I started working at my father’s clinic and am still working.
I accompany him in minor surgical procedures like wound stitching, circumcision, incision and drainage, ingrown toenail extraction etc. Furthermore, I have learnt to give intravenous infusions, intramuscular injections, test the blood group and to take vital signs of the patients including blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate.
I have also learnt to collect blood samples and measure blood glucose levels. Moreover, I have gained knowledge about various common diseases of my area like typhoid, cholera, hepatitis A and E, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, sore throat and hookworm infestation; including signs and symptoms, prophylactic measures and treatment of many of these diseases.
To make my time useful and fruitful in my summer vacations, I joined a local hospital to further my knowledge in the medical field and understand the working of a hospital. There I learnt the techniques of medical record keeping and talked to numerous patients and doctors which enhanced my confidence and communication skills.
The doctor in charge acknowledged my medical skills that I had developed at my father’s clinic and appreciated my zeal and devotion for Medicine.
My passion to study medicine is obvious from my A-level subjects as well. Biology and Chemistry were my favorite subjects; the study of infectious diseases and immunity was extremely interesting and Chemistry helped me a lot to comprehend biochemistry and improved my practical skills.
I owe my logical and rational personality to Physics, a subject I thoroughly enjoyed during my A-level. Mathematics has always intrigued me due to its countless applications in daily life which led me to pursue it at A-level.
I have opted to pursue my medical education in United Kingdom because of its rich cultural and historical heritage, traditions, diversity and renowned system of education worldwide.
Most importantly, in United Kingdom, I would have access to all the up-to-date learning and research facilities. I am also looking forward to the great social life and excellent career prospects for my future.
I enjoy playing table tennis and football with my friends and am learning to play lawn tennis and squash. Hiking also interests me because I get to relish and admire nature’s beauty that I come across, and to my joy; my homeland is a gorgeous mountainous area with lush green whispering pines all around.
Apart from that, I particularly find it very soothing to read a fantasy novel in the company of beautiful sceneries.
My life’s ardent desire to become a doctor has been reinforced by my personal experiences. I believe that I am well-motivated and truly passionate to meet all the challenges waiting to come along my way and to be given the opportunity to study medicine would be nothing less than a dream come true.
This personal statement was written by Abdul for application in 2010.
My personal statement is about my personal life experiences that led me to choose medicine as my profession.
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