Being born and raised in Makkah Saudi Arabia, I can ascertain that the country is better off economically and most people don’t have a serious financial strain. However, the majority of the citizens lack education and better health services from one city to another. Having been born in an upcoming family, with my dad being just a truck driver, I used to travel with him to enjoy his company. However, I took a wider look at the various parts of the country’s education and health systems both in large and small cities. It was astonishing to observe how people died from preventable diseases as well as other complications that could otherwise be solved. I have worked a lot with pilgrim from all over the world, as a volunteer work. I worked in ambulances and hospitals during the medical school. I also worked other jobs that opened my mind to the health problems in other countries especially in the third world countries. This opportunity and other experiences I have had, I have been able to improve my communication skills and I believe I will still improve more due to the interactions with other nationalities.
This was not any case far from my own self. I was diagnosed with asthma at my childhood which is often a controllable disease but due to lack of proper medication I ended up in an emergency department often when I had attacks. More the same experience I observed with my brother who broke his leg. They used bare hands to fix him without using any analgesia, an act that made my brother scream, a situation that ended up to a wrong fixation and he almost lost his leg due to infections. These occurrences have always made me raise a number of questions as to why all these have to happen to my country and whether we could have a solution to all these problems. I believe acquiring medical professionalism from George Washington University will enable me make accurate and useful decisions not only to my country but also the people around me.
After joining the profession, as I have done before, I will be able to join and volunteer in school medical work to work in hospitals and ambulances to help the people as I acquire first hand experience. I believe a problem can never be corrected using single physician who only sits in the office but rather individuals willing to get out of their comfort zones to understand the problems and how they can effectively manage them as well as effectively educate people on the larger scale while spreading awareness on health education. I believe that in order to achieve all these, we need to get down to serious research about the problems and understand them.
According to George Washington school of Medicine and Health Sciences website during my research for good schools that offer great Medical and Health Science (SMHS), the Medical Research Fellowship program showed that it’s intended to provide foreign, offered great opportunity to the graduates that have skills that will enhance research carriers and ensure their graduate medical school. The 12 months Medical Research Fellowship Program that serves as a great enhancement to the foreign medical graduate who hopes to apply for residency training programs in the United States. The aim is to achieve fellow to American system that may lead to personal and leadership skills, peer reviewed journals and abstracts that would offer mentorship through workshops aimed at meeting the unique of the medical needs both the foreign and domestic needs.
It is because of all these endless problems and my love for the profession that I have made up my mind to go to the United States and more specifically to GW Medical school to learn the art of medicine and the way of thinking so as to acquire the medical experience to enable me conduct research for our health problems in order to solve the problems that I encountered first hand. I believe that GW is designed to help international students from other developing countries. I believe given the opportunity, I believe I will do a good job academically and in developing my career given that this is one of the top clinical research fields in the United States.
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