I am interested in a medical career to save lives. As a physician, I will effectively diagnose and treat patients and make their lives comfortable through improved quality of life. I have developed an interest in medicine, which has helped me to study and apply internal medicine’s fundamentals, including empathy and resilience.
My parents have chronic conditions that have inspired me to pursue medicine to help them and others to manage the illnesses and improve quality of life. My mother has hypertension, and my father has diabetes. I want to focus on learning about the conditions for their sake because they are poorly informed regarding self-care and disease management. The knowledge will help many other people with such and other chronic diseases. Besides my parents’ condition, I am motivated by a friend’s tongue cancer diagnosis by subsequent successful treatment through surgery and radiation.
I have decided to pursue an internal medicine residency program in Saudi Arabia because of the lack of a residency program in radiation oncology. I must pursue the internal medicine program before applying for residency program in radiation oncology here in Canada. My interest in radiation oncology is informed by its multidisciplinary nature, including surgeons, medical and gynecological oncologists. As a radiation oncologist, I can prescribe and supervise therapeutic ionizing radiation.
I have committed to study and understand the etiology and progression of chronic conditions to help the affected to receive adequate treatment and management. I have realized that even people with such conditions as cancer, hypertension, and diabetes can also have a better quality of life and remain productive. I have encountered many sick people, and I commit to help them to overcome the conditions. I hope to have the opportunity to become a radiation oncologist to achieve my medical and career objectives.