Biomedical science personal statement, example, degree, sample, university, MSc
During my DoE Gold expedition, I camped in a cave with a colony of bats and noted their skill of echolocation. Additionally, bats are able to contract their ear bones to protect themselves from their shriek, a method which is applied to most sonar systems from boats to medical sonar. What made this so captivating was how it opened up a new perspective on nature-inspired innovations which sparked a desire for me to further understand the possible applications of biology, chemistry and physics. As a person who appreciates the environment, I shadowed a group of scientists at the Danau Girang Field Centre in Borneo last January where I developed experimental techniques such as setting up camera traps and collecting and inspecting parasites in a lab. Setting up camera traps was challenging as my team and I needed to consider how the animals might respond to the traps.
I have always been interested in human biology and the way in which the body functions, ever since I would pretend to be a doctor as a child. My interest has sharpened over the years, partially through study but also through a growing awareness of the huge potential that understanding these processes has for good. Alongside my academic interests in the fields of biology and medicine, I have also worked hard to gain experience of the application of this knowledge in the real world. I have explored the diversity of Biomedical Science through work experience in various related fields, including two weeks working in a practice specialising in endodontics.