Essay on Pediatrician Personal Statement

Coming from a remote village in India where access to medical care is limited, I have had the dream of becoming a physician since I was very young. But, being a curious individual, growing up I became fascinated toward other career paths in my childhood as well. For example, I wanted to become a pilot when I was in second grade, and wanted to become a professional volleyball player when I was in fifth grade. I am glad that I spent enough time in researching those career paths that I had absolutely no hesitation or distraction when I started pursuing my career in medicine. Today, I can say that pediatrics is my only career interest.

As a pediatrician, I will strive to incorporate all the skills that I have acquired through academic, work, and life experiences in my practice. The most important lesson I have learnt is from my father, who is a farmer. While working at our farm, I asked him once how he manages to put so much effort and dedication in plowing the land and putting seeds in it even after the crop was ruined due to bad weather in the last two seasons. He replied that sometimes the only thing that we can control is the work in our hand and we should…

I represented my medical school volleyball team at the annual All-India competition for four years. In order to excel in the game, I went through rigorous practice sessions where I observed experienced players, learned every aspect of the game and practiced it diligently. Along the way, I learned to work under pressure, realized the importance of thorough analysis, hard work and persistence, and developed effective teamwork skills and leadership qualities. I believe that these skills would help me to become a detail-oriented pediatrician who does thorough analysis, can keep calm under high-pressure situations, and can be a supportive team member as well as lead the team when…