Rural Scholars essay
What if a person had access to a physician who could not only provide care for them but also their growing family? What if there was a place where not only a medical care and preventative medicine was provided but also a lasting relationship could be developed. I believe that this is true medicine. I have learned during clinical rotations that this is Family Medicine. This is the type of medicine I hope to practice and believe that through the rural scholars program I will be provided with the stepping stones to help me develop into a physician that is prepared for this setting.
Since starting my medcial school education at I have known that I wanted to practice in a primary care field. Since completing my first set of rotations through family practice obgyn and pediatrics it has solidified this decision. I now know that I would like to practice family medicine with a focus in womens health. This decision has partly come from my rotations through Dr. graves office in Berkley springs and my time spent with residents and family pratice physicians at Jefferson memorial hospital. I believe that family medicine will provide me with the satisfaction of providing medical care to patients as well as the ability to develop relationships with my patients with the continuity of care that comes from this field.
I am looking for a program that can not only provide me with excellent medical training but also prepare me for working in a rural setting. This is one of the many reasons that I believe that the rural scholars program is a great fit for me. This program provides me with the opportunity to learn in a setting with a patient population and experience that I would like to serve in. I also have obtained the knowledge of the routine of the working envirnments of this area from my clinical rotations. From this and having formed relationships with physcians and residents involved in this program I believe it will make my transition from...