Dennis' application showed immense dedication to learning how to care for his patients, both physically and emotionally.
The following is one of our favorite passages from Dennis' application.
"When I am a surgeon, I want to make sure I do two things very well. I want to have the strongest grasp of the medical and scientific knowledge relevant to my field and I want to be a “small-town” clinician. By small town clinician I am not referring to the size of the city I am working in, rather I am referring to how I will act as a doctor. I have no interest in being a researcher in a lab, I want to be the provider that patients can trust and talk to when they are in need. I want every patient to feel respected and cared for when they meet with me."