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MD, Biology, Cancer, Afghanistan, Russia

May 3, 2016


Born in Afghanistan, my memories of growing up first in Uzbekistan and then in Russia are not generally pleasant ones, given the troubles of the times on top of the economic difficulties. I was lucky that my parents and I were able to make our home in Portland, Oregon in 2008, when I was twelve ye…

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PHD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Saudi

October 11, 2014

I am dedicated to lifelong learning in the development of solutions to the major challenges that we face in the area of information technology. I stay abreast of developments across the spectrum of communications systems in general and I am most interested in signal processing. in particular. While …

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Med School Admission, Iranian immigrant

September 12, 2014

I was raised in Tehran, but moved to Canada in 1998, when I was 10 years old. Doctors have been my heroes since my childhood. An avid daydreamer as a child, I would often spend hours each day conjuring up fantasy visions of myself as an important doctor, working alongside my colleagues and arriving …

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PHD Computer & Information Systems

January 6, 2013

For many years now, I have ate, slept, and breathed Internet and Computer Technology. I have always excelled academically, adopting my parents standards of how to conduct yourself in life, to be disciplined, persistent in your pursuits and above all to work hard at everything you do. I have an inqui…

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Residency Med-Peds, Saudi Arabia

January 6, 2013

A residency assignment in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) is more than just a logical progression for my career. Med-Peds fits very well into my strengths, experiences and education. Indeed, throughout medical school, I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning all that I could about Internal …

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PsyD Autobiographical, Asian-American

December 27, 2012

At 30 years old, I feel that I am now at the optimal point in my life to begin a doctoral program, especially in terms of dedication and professional maturity. As an Asian-American, both Japanese and Taiwanese, completely fluent in Japanese and fully conversant in French, I look forward to contribut…

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PHD Art History, Chinese Visual Culture

December 27, 2012

A few years ago, I was sitting in the former Rubel Library at XXXX University with my classical Chinese tutor and we made an electrifying discovery.  We solved a mystery of two versions of an eighteenth-century painting scroll depicting eight scenes of ghosts, by the artist, Luo Pin (1733-1799). At …

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Medical Residency in Anesthesiology

May 17, 2012

As I approach the end of my medical school education, I find that my thoughts often shift away from the formal material that has been my life for over three years. I have spent countless hours learning anatomy, conceptualizing physiology, practicing physical exam skills, and developing differential …

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Advanced Standing DMD, Periodontist, China

May 1, 2012

Throughout my academics, professional career and research work, I have maintained almost two decades of conceptual continuity, and an unwavering pursuit of providing the finest dental care possible for my patients. No other field could ever bring me the same level of personal or professional satisfa…

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MS Business Administration, Missionary

April 5, 2012

For the past six years, I have maintained a conceptual continuity in my professional and educational endeavors, an unwavering path to a graduate degree in Business Administration from XXX. While my life outside of university brought me the most profound challenges, and I was beset with the hardships…

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MA International Studies, US Marines

April 5, 2012

We never forget where we come from, our humble beginnings and the people who light the fire of creativity, spirit and drive in our hearts. Growing up in Alabama, most of the men in my family were incarcerated at differing times. I prided myself in being a loner, yet always looking up with great resp…

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MS Biomedical, Health Information Sciences, Hispanic

April 3, 2012

For the past twenty-five years, I have maintained a conceptual continuity in my academics and professional career, dedicatedly providing quality medical experiences for patients, superior working environments as a medical office manager, interdisciplinary medical-legal office manager, and twelve yea…

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MBA, Opening South American Markets

April 3, 2012

Upon graduating with an MBA, and a solid foundation of theoretical understanding in international business, I aim to work for a large-scale transnational technology company, utilizing my unique background, bilingual abilities and decade of experience in the field, to enhance or establish an internat…

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PHD Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, IT

April 2, 2012

Having completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical and manufacturing engineering, respectively, I am eager to being my Ph.D. research. To date, my research, both professionally and academically is solid evidence of my patience, and ability to solve real-time problems in manufacturi…

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MA Counseling Psychology, Orphans, Iran

March 30, 2012

Earning my Biology degree and Psychology minor from XXX has had significant repercussions in my life that I never foresaw, events that have placed my feet irrevocably on the path of Psychology and particularly Marriage and Family Counseling. Indeed, my academic foundation in Psychology not only aide…

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MSN Nurse Midwife, Doula,

March 29, 2012

After completing my pre-med degree in Biology, I took time out to have a family and spend as much time as possible with my children during their most formative years. I also began a home-based service providing birth and postpartum support to clients in the Bay Area. As a doula, I spent countless ho…

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MS Physician Assistant, Home Health

March 29, 2012

While I was too young to remember all my family endured in the Haiti of the early 1900s, I have grown up knowing all that did happen, from first hand accounts of events that most Americans, and thankfully so, will never have to endure; the corruption, collapse of healthcare services, and rampant pub…

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PHD Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

March 29, 2012

From the time I was introduced to the rudiments of Computer Science, I have excelled in the study of algorithms, programming languages and data processing. Artificial Intelligence (AI), renewed within me my passion for even more advanced, complex problem solving, and provided me with intense analysi…

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Residency Intensive Care Anesthesiology, Nigeria

March 29, 2012

For over seven years, I have dedicated my life, in terms of a highly decorated academic path and professional experiences, five of which have been purely clinical work, to the study of medicine. Each experience has led logically to the next, building on the previous one while ever -increasing my cli…

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PsyD Psychology, Saudi Woman, Divorce

March 29, 2012

My country, Saudi Arabia or Saudia as we call it, bans women from participating on its Olympic team, as well as public schools and universities. And it is illegal for us to even drive a car, and this is perhaps Saudi Arabian women's greatest claim to fame worldwide. In this climate of acute repressi…

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