Mydetermination to study Biomedical Science originates from my role as theprimary caregiver to my father following his brain stroke and decreasedmobility. Ihave discovered the wide range of uses a single medicine has. An example of this is aspirin, which I previouslybelieved was solely for pain relief, but has helped to prevent my father fromdeveloping blood clots by thinning his blood.
During this time of mylife I realise that humans have been bestowed upon a wonderful gift of life notonly to change but to also save lives. Therefore, Biomedical science will allowme to discover how a human body overcomes the many challenges in the battle ofsurvival. We have so many cells that aredesigned to carry out their jobs perfectly. I want to be able to strive tofind out more about human cells and I will able to use my knowledge andunderstanding to help others in need. I believe my father’s illness hasundoubtedly driven my desire to enter the biomedical field.My decision totake a gap year was because I want to retake my A levels.
This was due to thereason that I knew I had the capability to do well in my exams. Also, I knewthat the situation that I took my A levels in were not suitable. Just before myA level exams my father had a stroke. During this time, I was unable to give agood performance in my exam. I was devastated and scared for my father. Myfather’s health made him very vulnerable and this made me scared.
As I was hisprimary carer, I had to take him to hospital and GP appointments. Nurses wouldcome home to take care of him but as both my parents are illiterate I wouldhave to stay with them. This just made it difficult for me to revise and givemy exam. Due to all these reason I was unable to do well in my A levels. A gap year hasnot only allowed me to begin volunteer work but I have also started to work.
Ithoroughly enjoy spending my time working locally; as I believe I am making agreater impact. Working at FOBEs has allowed me to interact with children atall levels. I have gained knowledge of the difficulties that they have in thereday to day life. This has made me become more independent, mature andunderstanding. I get motivation from these young people. Working with peoplewith range of difficulties; needing help daily, I understand the importance ofempathy and care.
My caring and empathetic attributes will undoubtable bringcomfort to someone in need. Furthermore, I am an enthusiastic individual whothrives to achieve the best I can possibly achieve and take pride in what I do.A gap yearwould also aid my preparation for university life as I believe the experiencewould improve my confidence and independence. Working as a dental receptionisthas given me valuable experience. Recently I havebeen gaining work experience at a dental practice to find out more about thepractical applications of biomedical sciences.
I can gain and develop myknowledge about science. Science, and more specifically Biology has always been myfavourite subject while growing up. This desire has developed during my Alevels because I took biology. I have thoroughly enjoyed the subject. I haveenjoyed learning about the different disease.In conclusionI believe that I can flourish into a successful student excelling in everyavenue of the topic that I will be chosen to study.
Studying Biomedical Sciencewill give me the opportunity to indulge my scientific curiosities and study asubject that I am truly passionate about. I amvery much looking forward to broadening my knowledge and I believe I would be acredit to any university that chooses to let me study with them.