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Georgetown Medical School Admissions Essay

Georgetown Medical School Admissions Essay

The effective practice of medicine makes great demands on the physician. He must have the training and the mind of a scientist and he must have the heart and compassion of one who cares about people of all kinds. He must have the energy and determination to continue to learn throughout life and yet have the time and concern for each person who requires his attention at any one moment. I believe that my education and experience has prepared me for the medical profession.

My preparation in science has spanned the very rigorous and mathematical analysis of physics and the especially relevant areas of biological research. Yet I have not neglected to test my abilities and interest in clinical medicine. While working as a volunteer in an inner-city free clinic I have had to learn compassion for clients suffering from chronic liver disease and also to steel myself for emergencies such as removing glass from a wound inflicted by a broken bottle in a barroom brawl. Even though my involvement helping in the clinic meant taking time away from studies I feel that one does not become a good physician simply by classroom studies but by developing as a well-rounded and caring person.

I have always believed that to be successful in dealing with people a diversity of interests and a breadth of education is the best preparation. For this reason I have always sought new experiences and tried to perfect a variety of skills. I play the piano and organ and devote some time each week to keeping up this skill which is valuable to me not only because I can share music with other people but also because it is a source of relaxation for me during the pressures of study. I believe that many people do not reach their real potential because they do not learn to balance their work with healthy recreations. For this reason I not only enjoy my music, but I also jog, swim and play tennis and basketball.

Interacting with a wide range of people is important for a successful physician. Toward this end, in addition to working in the free clinic, I have studied Spanish which will be a useful language for a doctor in many parts of our country. I have been selected to be a teaching assistant in a laboratory course next...

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