am drawn to biomedical science because of the complexity and biological aspects of human beings.
However, the ultimate confirmation to follow my wish of playing a role in the development of medical research rose from witnessing the debilitating effects of an autoimmune disease on the daily life of someone extremely close to me. My mother currently suffers from Lupus and seeing her every morning waking up to a cocktail of drugs and debilitating effects of such disease, My A-level choices reflect my passion for biomedical science: Biology has become more than just knowledge; it is a translation of daily complex biological processes into words, one being the immunological response of the body towards deadly attack’s or even its own cells.It has made me recognise the vast information needed to understand the basics of biomedical science and has provided me with an insight into the analytical aspects required to succeed as a Biomedical science student. Psychology has become a portal to the unlimited abilities of my mind. Through individual research projects, I developed the ability of focusing on one single point of error in order to offer a solution and gained an abundant knowledge of research methodology, which are beneficial skills in the course I want to study. My commitment, however, is not limited solely to my academic studies: I have a flourishing passion of reading.
One of the most intriguing books I have read was ‘The Origins of AIDS’ by Jacques Pepin. The book’s thoroughness and clarity introduced me to the development of new concepts in biology and allowed me to study the medical, social and personal implications of one of the worst death sentences of our era.Having hobbies as such has expanded my interest in the response of the body’s immune system against deadly attacks or even its own cells. To gain a deeper insight into what biomedical sciences necessitates I arranged one week of work experience at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital in the Breast Unit and Radiology department in order to broaden my insight into the different roles being played within a multidisciplinary team.
Here, I was fortunate enough to assist doctors in taking a biopsy of abnormal breast tissue and examining whether or not the lump was cancerous. Witnessing the profound work of scientists within the lab, delivering the right analysis within such surreal atmosphere with such effectiveness and coordination, was an epitome of where I’d like to see myself working after my degree. These experiences have strengthened my desire to further study the complexity of the human anatomy. So far in my college years I have taken various roles. The most challenging one being that of school ambassador which often involves lending my time to help amplify the security and wellbeing of students, as well as assisting teachers in various extracurricular events, such as football club or school open days for younger children. Given that I am both multilingual and an A-Level linguist I was granted the responsibility to help students that have recently arrived from Hispanic countries, with their school work.
Although these tasks proved to be difficult at times, due to my well-practised time management skills and determination, I was capable of balancing different duties, hobbies and studies.During the summer I partook in the National Citizen Service which developed my ability to work both independently and as part of a team. These skills were fully utilised and enhanced during my leadership during the charity event where as a team we raised over £520 in two days, through the recreation of the daily life of a deaf blind person using noise cancelling headphones and tapped up goggles whilst the public were challenged to complete certain activities.
I am keen on expanding my grasp of biology and furthering my knowledge into the area which I find myself most interested in. My willingness to succeed in what I enjoy paired with my ambitious and giving nature are what give me the confidence that I will dedicate my utmost time into the profession of biomedical science.