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Table 3 Example Excerpts of Communal Language in Pediatric Residency Personal Statements

From: Linguistic analysis of pediatric residency personal statements: gender differences

“Returning after a year of working with children and parents in the community emphasized my desire to work as both a pediatrician and a member of the public health community.”
“I want to be an advocate for my patients, provide education and social resources, and to be valuable member of the medical team.”
“These visits reinforce my passion to help families in their most vulnerable times. Putting children and families in the best position to thrive requires awareness and listening.”
“Most importantly, by engaging my young patients, I can teach them that the doctor-patient relationship is a true partnership.”
  1. Legend: Bolded words indicate communal language.