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The Medfools Pediatrics Residency Personal Statement Library is now open!
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PEDIATRICS PERSONAL STATEMENT
In addition to the varied encounters and emotions, the wide variety of roles that the pediatrician plays, including healer, advisor, advocate and educator further draws me to the field. I look forward to a career caring for a variety of children and adolescents in a busy hospital as part of a committed and close-knit team handling health concerns with sensitivity and efficiency. I also look forward to teaching, both during my residency, and also in the community with an active role encouraging health promotion and illness prevention. In medical school, I was fortunate enough to experience the value of community health promotion through activities with the American Medical Students Association.
The science of pediatrics and the often highly technical subspecialities accelerates my enthusiasm and further demonstrates the vastness of the field. Nowhere did I see this more clearly than during my NICU sub-internship that I undertook as a visiting medical student at the School of Medicine. The precise application of physiology coupled with the reliance of team work amongst Neonatologists, Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians and nurses made for a rich educational experience that further motivated and energized my commitment to Pediatrics. It left me forever impressed.
Born and raised in Oslo, Norway, I completed medical school at the College of Surgeons in City, Ireland, including 3 years of pre-clinical training and 3 years of clinical experience.
By the time I start my residency program I will have completed an 18 month rotating internship in Norway, transitioning evenly through surgery, medicine and family medicine/primary care. This experience as a full time house officer, working long hours managing an array of patients in an urban emergency department in an Oslo teaching hospital allowed me to be responsible for my own patients in a variety of clinical situations and specialties. The family medicine/primary care position, which I am currently completing has been decidedly different. It has involved me living and working in a remote farming community in which I am the ’town doctor’ diagnosing and treating a range of conditions in both adults and children. A day in our small clinic or on house calls brings everything from earaches to myocardial infarctions. I feel that the experience and responsibility afforded by my position over the last 18 months will allow me to be a productive resident from day one.