Abigail Samuels

Abigail Samuels

Assistant Professor of Clinical-Affiliate

Medical Sciences Building

COM IM General Medicine Affiliate Progra - 0535

Professional Summary

Personal Statement
It wasn’t until I started third-year clerkships - and significantly cut down on the number of boxing classes I was teaching - that I realized my work in the gym and my work in the hospital weren’t so different. The physicians I most admired displayed the same principles and qualities that I strove to accomplish in my boxing classes. They made it known that they were part of a team. This was particularly evident on my internal medicine rotation. At a community hospital in a low-income area, physicians handled a diverse patient population with complex medical diagnoses and social issues. Without collaboration from the intern, resident, attending, nurse, student, social worker, and - most importantly - the patient and family, the task at hand was simply too large to handle. Teamwork wasn’t a luxury, it was a necessity. I was immediately drawn to this aspect of the internal medicine specialty. I understood why the resident took 20 minutes of her valued time to ensure the patient understood the importance of taking his medications daily. I admired the attending physician who told a patient’s adult children that they were making the decision he would make, if it were his own mother. They appreciated the importance of the patient’s role in the team’s success. They gave patients the knowledge and autonomy that they deserve and knew when to ask for help from other healthcare professionals to achieve a common goal. I knew that I wanted to be part of this team.

Why I Chose Cincinnati
From the moment my interview day ended I could not stop thinking about the distinctive and amazing opportunities that Cincinnati had to offer. I admired the program’s dedication to evidence-based resident education, unique Long Block outpatient experience, and unwavering commitment to patient-centered care. Every single resident and faculty member I met during my visit embodied the type of physician that I want to become and would want to train with and learn from. When it came time to rank it was an easy decision for me to choose to join the UC IM community.


DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of Nyit

Contact Information

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267