At 37, I am a mature woman, very diligent, and most dedicated to the practice of medicine. I seek a residency position in radiology because this is my greatest passion, since I see it as the central key to correct diagnosis, especially early diagnosis; thus, I am looking for a position where I can fully utilize my already advanced skills in this area, continuing to grow and learn in the ongoing perfection of the use of technology in its application to medical diagnostics.
Since I have lived extensively in my native Hong Kong, as well as Australia and the United States, I think of myself as a citizen of the world and have always assiduously cultivated my communication skills so that I can interact effectively and professionally with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. A compassionate woman whose greatest joy in life is making significant contributions to healing the sick; I live to practice medicine and in this way make my social contribution, giving something back to my society. My long-term career goals include working in a teaching hospital, being involved in important research in the area of technological advances in radiology and especially working in the area of advancement of less invasive treatments for patients. I am deeply involved intellectually and professionally with the work being done in the area of less invasive surgery, shortening recovery times and length of stay in the hospital. I look forward to learning more about the physics behind the different imaging modalities and incorporating this knowledge into the development of new, and highly improved medical therapeutics. I am especially interested in doing research in the area of interventional radiology and it is in this area where I hope to make my primary professional contribution to the field of medicine: X-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
My versatility and flexibility as a professional is mirrored by my linguistic capabilities, in addition to English, being a native speaker of both Cantonese and Mandarin, as well as being able to communicate orally in both Spanish and Japanese. Furthermore, I feel strongly that I have solid academic and professional credentials for this position. Some of my more notable professional experiences have included serving as a tutor for disabled students, tutoring students in math and reading and, most relevantly, I have also volunteered as a cancer researcher at the XXXX Cancer Center.
I am very highly motivated with a vivid interest in and enthusiasm for the science of radiology. I'm hard working, willing to learn and accept differences in others. My friends and colleagues tell me that I have a great sense of humor and I see this as of instrumental importance for the practice of medicine and especially interpersonal relations and communication with colleagues and patients. I am easy to get along with and take a personal interest in those with whom I work. Being a good listener is another quality that I firmly believe to be of intrinsic importance. I once visited Tibet with my father for one entire month of meditation. My serenity is my greatest strength along with my devotion to my work. I appreciate your consideration of my application as a resident physician in radiology at your program and I am eager to meet with you and discuss my candidacy.