As a potential medical student, I will strive to be a
tremendous asset to The Chicago Medical School by devoting all my time and life
to becoming an excellent physician. I believe that I am obligated to use my
talents in a constructive manner, in a manner that benefits society. The medical
career gives me the unique opportunity to express my many talents while
benefiting human life.
B. Berston M.D. once said: “ ... a funny thing happens to medical students on
their way to becoming physicians: they forget how to hold a conversation.” I
believe that my ability to communicate makes me well suited to pursue a medical
career. While I possess the strong science background necessary for success in
the profession, I also consider myself a “ people” person. As a waiter and
bartender, I dramatically improved and expanded my communication skills since I
was constantly meeting new people and discussing different topics. Because
people constantly disclosed their personal issues to me as a bartender, I
learned to become not only a good conversationalist, but also an excellent
In medical school, I also plan to pursue side work educating students and
serving as a resource to the public. One of my most rewarding experiences has
been tutoring high school students in math, physics, and biology, and helping
people in my choir learn Byzantine music. Always able to develop a good rapport
with students, I believe I possess a talent for teaching others in a friendly
manner and in a manner that helps them to grasp difficult concepts easily. As
part of my medical career, I will aim to continue teaching and to provide
information to the public on the prevention and treatment of ailments and
Undoubtedly my cultural diversity will be a great contribution to The Chicago
Medical School. Being raised in a Greek family in Canada, visiting different
countries, and now living in the United States, I have experienced the
similarities and differences among many diverse cultural groups and geographical
areas. This allowed me to relate to different types of people by understanding
their ways and beliefs, a quality that will help me work well with other medical
students and help me serve my patients better in the future.
Highly motivated to succeed, I dramatically improved my grades following a
time of confusion and immaturity in 1990 and 1991,which was brought on by family
illness and turmoil. Once I realized what goal I wanted to pursue in life, I
worked hard to succeed, and my remaining five years of schooling are truly
indicative of my intellectual capacity and motivation for success. My strength
as a candidate to The Chicago Medical School lies mostly in the objectives that
I plan to fulfill upon becoming a physician. They are, in no particular order of
importance, as follows:
1) To provide excellence in comprehensive care by using my acquired skills as
both a competent professional and also as a compassionate human being.
cultivate my leadership role both in the community of my practice and in the
nation to formulate and maintain health care principles and advancements.
To employ the latest knowledge and techniques in detection and prevention of
disease, and the restoration of health.
4) To develop and employ methods to
take care of an aging population.
5) To show reverence for human beings by
giving excellent care to all
6) To forever expand my knowledge through
experience, continuing education courses, and research.
I have been diligent in my pursuit of medicine as a career because I am
convinced that medicine offers me the opportunity to live a fulfilling,
rewarding life dedicated to helping others. I will enter medicine eager to learn
and thirsting for the knowledge to help my fellow human beings. Attending The
Chicago Medical School would be one of the greatest rewards for my motivation
and persistence for success. I swear to uphold and exceed all that is expected
of a future physician while promoting the progress of medicine and humanity.