Personal Statement: Why I Want To Study Medicine

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Personal Statement I came from a small town in Shan State of Myanmar, where we have very limited access to healthcare service. Most of the people in our community would treat their illness with home remedies rather than going to a doctor. Growing up in this kind of environment and having to witness loss of lives due to the lack of medical professionals and inadequate access to care made me recognize the importance of a physician in people's lives. I want to see a change in our community and I want to be a part of the change. I want to empower our people to be in control of their health. Furthermore, my aim is to gain recognizable capabilities in research, diagnosis and particularly in treating human diseases and ultimately practicing it. I strongly believe that pursuing in medicine will help further widen my knowledge and help achieve my aim. This is why I chose to study medicine. I'm a first-generation university graduate in my family. My parents have been very supportive of my dream to become a physician. When I was 12 years old, my father sent me to a bigger city for a better education. After finishing high school in Myanmar, I went to Malaysia for pre-university program at Taylor's University. During my study there, I have completed coursework not only in life-science subjects but also in international business and computer science. I…show more content…
I dedicated myself to complete all tasks that were handed to me by faculties, fellows and attending physicians. I also have demonstrated my commitment to community service by volunteering at Hangzhou Si Ji Qing Community Service Centre where routine medical checkups were provided for the local residents in the area. I have thoroughly enjoyed the volunteering work that I have done. All in all, I have become reliable and confident in what I do because I have exercised the responsibility I am given to care for the

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