Before I saw my father for the first time at work, I thought that what he was doing, as an aerospace engineer, was some kind of magic. The matter is that I found it out and was first taken to work with my father when I was a kid, and at that time a lot around me I perceived as magic, especially if it fascinated me. However, what I saw my father doing not just fascinated me, but made me wonder for many years after about what were the limits of human imagination and capabilities. I can but say that although at that time I could not understand all the details of what was going on around me, I remembered one thing for the whole my life, the one that actually formed my immense passion to the general surgery that I have today – the importance of details, their vitality for each and every deed.
I cannot say that passion to the surgery that I mentioned above formed from the very childhood; still its foundation was laid at the time. One of my most important and favorite hobbies – building and repairing automobiles – also has the same roots. For me the very core of both activities – my hobby and my profession – lies in details and problem solving, which in the case of cars results in real masterpieces that are fascinating to work on, and in the case of surgery results in the most valuable gift – saved life. The second turned out to be more appealing to me, which is why I decided to pursue this path in my life and in this way to make my own difference in the world. I have to admit that I have never made a better decision in my life.
When I was an intern, I had a great chance to work with real professionals, brilliant surgeons and physicians, in whom I have recognized the same passion as my father had to his work, which I deeply respected since childhood. Moreover, I was able to see the results of this passion in the case of surgery – hundreds of people who had their health problems solved and who received another chance to live a healthy and complete life. I genuinely appreciated this combination and became determined to succeed in surgery as well and become a highly qualified specialist in this field.
What I have today is a deep understanding of what I want to do in life, based on my own passion to surgery. Now I aim to pursue the general surgery program due to a number of reasons. First and foremost, it opens for me a variety of specialties to choose from in future. Second, it allows me to pursue my main goal of becoming a professional trauma surgeon and reach it in foreseeable future. Lastly, the field of general surgery is vast and outstanding, which means that there is a wide range of opportunities for considerable innovations and progress that I would love to master. I believe that to accomplish my goals, I have to choose the best program available among others, which is why I have chosen your university and your course. I would love to become a part of your team, bringing my enthusiasm and passion along with me. By participating in your program, I am sure that I will be able to develop my qualities, gain valuable knowledge, so as to eventually help my family and improve my community.