My devastated and scared for my father.

My
determination to study Biomedical Science originates from my role as the
primary caregiver to my father following his brain stroke and decreased
mobility. I
have discovered the wide range of uses a single medicine has. An example of this is aspirin, which I previously
believed was solely for pain relief, but has helped to prevent my father from
developing blood clots by thinning his blood. During this time of my
life I realise that humans have been bestowed upon a wonderful gift of life not
only to change but to also save lives. Therefore, Biomedical science will allow
me to discover how a human body overcomes the many challenges in the battle of
survival. We have so many cells that are
designed to carry out their jobs perfectly. I want to be able to strive to
find out more about human cells and I will able to use my knowledge and
understanding to help others in need. I believe my father’s illness has
undoubtedly driven my desire to enter the biomedical field.

My decision to
take a gap year was because I want to retake my A levels. This was due to the
reason that I knew I had the capability to do well in my exams. Also, I knew
that the situation that I took my A levels in were not suitable. Just before my
A level exams my father had a stroke. During this time, I was unable to give a
good performance in my exam. I was devastated and scared for my father. My
father’s health made him very vulnerable and this made me scared. As I was his
primary carer, I had to take him to hospital and GP appointments. Nurses would
come home to take care of him but as both my parents are illiterate I would
have to stay with them. This just made it difficult for me to revise and give
my exam. Due to all these reason I was unable to do well in my A levels.

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A gap year has
not only allowed me to begin volunteer work but I have also started to work. I
thoroughly enjoy spending my time working locally; as I believe I am making a
greater impact. Working at FOBEs has allowed me to interact with children at
all levels. I have gained knowledge of the difficulties that they have in there
day to day life. This has made me become more independent, mature and
understanding. I get motivation from these young people. Working with people
with range of difficulties; needing help daily, I understand the importance of
empathy and care. My caring and empathetic attributes will undoubtable bring
comfort to someone in need. Furthermore, I am an enthusiastic individual who
thrives to achieve the best I can possibly achieve and take pride in what I do.

A gap year
would also aid my preparation for university life as I believe the experience
would improve my confidence and independence. Working as a dental receptionist
has given me valuable experience. Recently I have
been gaining work experience at a dental practice to find out more about the
practical applications of biomedical sciences. I can gain and develop my
knowledge about science.

Science, and more specifically Biology has always been my
favourite subject while growing up. This desire has developed during my A
levels because I took biology. I have thoroughly enjoyed the subject. I have
enjoyed learning about the different disease.

In conclusion
I believe that I can flourish into a successful student excelling in every
avenue of the topic that I will be chosen to study. Studying Biomedical Science
will give me the opportunity to indulge my scientific curiosities and study a
subject that I am truly passionate about. I am
very much looking forward to broadening my knowledge and I believe I would be a
credit to any university that chooses to let me study with them.

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