Podiatry Personal Statement

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To me, podiatry is one of the most exciting fields in medicine. Although I have long held a desire for health sciences, before attending an appointment with a podiatrist I was unaware that such an exciting profession even existed. But after closing the doctor’s door, I opened a new door for myself.
I have decided to apply for the podiatry course because of my fascination with the way the human body functions. A career in medicine would also allow me to have a direct impact on people’s lives. By helping patients with painful lower limbs or maintaining their mobility, I would be able to contribute to our society, which I have set as one of my main aims in life. As a rhythmic gymnastics trainer and an athlete, another significant reason for choosing
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15 years of experience as an aesthetic group gymnast has taught me self-discipline and teamwork skills because a successful group has to demonstrate a sense of cohesion. Furthermore, this has prepared me for managing my time efficiently - to balance the time between studies and other pursuits. Three years ago I had the chance to start working as a rhythmic gymnastics trainer at the gymnastics club Janika. Such an incredible working experience with young children has developed my organisational skills (e.g. arranging meetings with parents and dressmakers) and taught me to take the responsibility for others. What is more, rhythmic gymnastics and dancing in theatre plays have taught me to analyse myself as one has to be fully aware of their body and mind while performing. As a volunteer I have taken part in organising numerous local art and music festivals, as well as international sports competitions, which have improved my problem solving and quick reaction skills in difficult situations. Shadowing an orthopaedic doctor in Traumatology and Orthopaedics Clinic of Tartu University Hospital gave me an opportunity to get an insight into the career of a professional physician. I got a chance to see many traumatology patients with various lower limb and joint injuries, how orthopaedic surgeries (e.g. total hip and knee
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