Diseases would love to solve. For example, how the

Diseases and how it causes the human body to break down is like a puzzle that I would love to solve. For example, how the nature and mechanisms of a disease can cause the human body to break down or how the different structures in a leaf adapted to allow for efficient photosynthesis. Due to this and many other reasons, I want to become a biomedical scientist in the future. I found my interest in Biology during my primary and secondary school days especially the topics on the human body and the different systems. Therefore, I decided to expand my knowledge and continue the pathway to study Biology. During the course of my diploma, I came across how immune cells help with treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases when subjects such as Immunology and Fundamentals of Pathology were taught. Being exposed to the complexity of the human body and diseases expanded my interest and strengthened my decision to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science. My interest in Biomedical Science began to grow when I gained hands-on experience and first-hand knowledge in scientific research. As my polytechnic believes in equipping students with practical skills, I was given the opportunity to learn how to use different laboratory equipments such as the PCR machine and conduct experiments like Gel Electrophoresis. This allows me to easily adapt to working in a laboratory environment during my internship and research programme when I get to work on projects such as developing a colour sensor array for detection of biological indicators and a fast and easy detection method for bacteria. I learnt to work together and communicate with my projectmates to ensure a smooth-sailing project. Furthermore, I learnt how to be organized and this is important when carrying out experiments as the methods have to be carried out step-by-step to ensure the achievement of desirable results. Also, I get to experience working in a hospital where I was tasked to gather information on patients for a research study that will help make a difference for young adults and below with heart conditions. I learnt to be consistent with my work as I had to ensure that the data grouped into the spreadsheet is accurate and neat for the researcher to conduct the study. Overall, being able to participate in scientific research made me feel a sense of responsibility to help make a difference in the healthcare industry which I hope to achieve in the future. Being a committee member in the Applied Science Studies Club provided a platform to hone my leadership and organisational skills as I was given the opportunity to be the admin coordinator during orientation. I was tasked to plan the entire event, e.g. games, food and location, with other committee members. I have picked up time-management skills, which I learnt when juggling both my studies as well as co-curricular activities. Another skill I gained is being able to adapt to changes especially when complications arise during events and I have to ensure the safety of the students while they still get to enjoy the experience. With these skills, I can put them into action when facing a range of difficult situations during my studies in the university as well as my future career in medical research.   Having the passion and the essential skills, I am confident that I will have the ability to take on the challenges that comes with studying Biomedical Science. With this opportunity, I will be able to gain a deeper understanding for Biomedical Science and obtain more skills which will help to make a contribution for the future of the society.