Residency Dermatology, Saudi Woman Doctor

I am a young Saudi woman who is determined to excel in a number of areas mostly in medicine. While I am still in my first year of Internship, I have made the decision to make my first area of expertise dermatology. I have always excelled throughout my studies ranking towards the very top of the student body in terms of both grades and examination scores, so I have become accustomed to success as the result of a great deal of hard work. I have also been the recipient of multiples award for excellent academic performance as well as outstanding student research.

I have long been fascinated by the way in which personal appearance and psychological health are related. This is why as I trained to become a physician, I found myself increasingly drawn to the study of dermatology, because of the especially prominent way in which maladies of the skin are visible to others, with the potential, therefore, of profound psychological impact. For this reason, my interest in beauty combined with that of health care and psychological well being, I found my calling in dermatology. When I add to this my long-standing special interest in and love for children, along with the fact that I almost always scored the highest marks in my class in this area, pediatrics, I think that I have located my lifetime calling in pediatric dermatology.

2 of my brothers are also doctors and they have provided me with a great deal of inspiration and given me a great deal of support, just have the other members of my family. By the time that I found myself taking a dermatology course during my fourth year of medical school, I was certain that this would be the special area in which I would excel. I feel drawn to lesions and curing them to be a sublime art form that consumes my attention. Curing lesions has become my special passion and first priority in life.

At the center of my attention as I read up on and stay abreast of the literature in my chosen areas of medicine are pediatric issues and the question of systemic diseases and how they are related to our genetic codes. I spend a lot of time in the analysis of distribution and shape of lesions as it pertains to correct diagnosis.

I have already passed my Step 1 of the USMLE and I plan to take Step 2 within a few monthes. I recently completed a two month elective in dermatology, in 2014, at Qassim University, KSA. I especially enjoyed learning about the need for cultural sensitivity to patients of different ages and from a broad variety of cultures.

I am a very hard working and serious young woman who is searching for long hours on my feet so as to have a chance to prove myself to your distinguished program. My ultimate plan is to go back to Qassim University, once I feel confident that I have reached the highest level o training and mastery in Dermatology that I possibly can. I look forward to a long a productive career putting to good use everything that I learn in your distinguished dermatology program and to teach our subject to new generations of students. I also look forward to a lifetime of research in our field at the same time that I treat patients from throughout the Qassim region for many decades to come.

I thank you for considering my application.

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