____ is my first choice among residency programs in Endodontics, and I will most definitely attend if selected because of the sheer excellence and reputation. As an active researcher, I could learn the most at Harvard, the most distinguished research center in the world in Endodontics, and from my peers, such a diverse selection of the finest students from all over the world. I have done extensive research concerning the program at ____, and the more I learn, the more I want to attend. I follow Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh religiously on Youtube, the founder of the Real World Endo channel, where I have particularly enjoyed the feedback of residents and students.
I graduated from Dental School in my native Saudi Arabia on the Dean’s List. I have continued to apply myself diligently since that time, learning all I can, especially about Endodontics. I now hope very much to be selected for a clinical residency program in Endodontics in the USA, where I will be able to bring my abilities up to the cutting edge, learning from some of the foremost masters of the art and science of Endodontics in the world, in the country that is the most advanced in techniques, materials, and use of technology in Endodontics, the USA.
My unswerving diligence and dedication to Endodontics resulted in my being one of the very few graduates from dental school whose application to join the Saudi Board of Endodontics was accepted immediately after completing my internship, something which is very rare. I love traveling and studying, and I have served as a dentist across three different regions of my country, attending courses and professional meetings across five regions of Saudi Arabia, plus two other countries. The hospital where I now serve is considered to be one of the best in the kingdom, high tech, high budget, and optimal care.
Excelling in my studies and extracurricular activities in high school and college, I organized many events and activities, especially during my last two years in college when I served as President of the Students’ Club. After dental school, I completed a full year of internship, where I learned to identify my limitations and work to improve them. I spent most of my time reading about Endodontics and learning from consultants, specialists, and residents serving in various clinical training centers. More recently, I have taken advantage of a world essentially closed due to COVID-19 to read even more voraciously than before the pandemic, live web seminars, gleefully giving myself over to my research projects, taking advantage of the pandemic. I have completed several endodontic courses and even purchased my equipment to facilitate my advance.
Currently serving as a resident in one of the biggest and finest hospitals in The Kingdom, Prince Sultan Medical Military City, I am gaining experience with trauma cases, which I find particularly satisfying, along with perforation repairs and regenerative procedures. Endodontics will always be the center of my world. Completing your residency program will prepare me to make my maximum contribution to the advancement of Endodontics as a profession in Saudi Arabia. I have already assisted with publishing several journal articles, and I am proud to be listed as coauthor of several chapters in recent books. I am working towards publication as coauthor of several other papers, case reports, and retrospective studies of variations in root canal anatomy in Saudi Arabia.
Other applicants will have letters of recommendation from more prestigious professors and institutions. The dental college I graduated from is a smaller one, not one of the larger and more famous dental schools in the Kingdom. None of my professors had been trained in the USA (the gold standard). Upon completing a residency program in Endodontics in America, I hope to return to my alma mater, which I love dearly, to teach Endodontics as a US-trained professor, returning to the academic community that gave me an excellent start and I have come to think of as my own. I hope to distinguish myself for excellence among my colleagues as a ____-trained Endodontist in practice, research, and teaching.
I can see no more noble path to follow, especially insofar as advanced training will enable me to make my maximum contribution to the underserved, who rarely receive endodontic treatment in my country.
Sample Endodontics Residency Personal Statement