My biology course in medical school turned out to be my defining professional moment. I discovered my passion in biomedical researches and decided to pursue a future career in biology ever since. My love of genetics and passion for medicine made me appreciate how biology is an artistic and basic part of medicine. My goal is to pursue a master’s degree in medical research focusing on cell and tumor biology.
Going to medical school and spending 6 years—away from the family—was a very challenging experience that required a lot of sacrifice. While studying medicine, I embraced the biology course as I found it a diverse specialty. My enjoyment of statistics and passion for research inspired me to pursue a career in biology. Doing lab rotation was very fruitful experience, I discovered the magic part of biomedical specialties. Examining the microbiological specimen gave me an insight about the hidden part of this world, and at the same time made passionate for career in biology.
My internship at the hospital wards gave further knowledge about the pivotal role that biologist plays in the health care setting. The one month lab rotation allowed me to experience the compassionate aspect of the biology work. Drawing a blood sample with a smile on patient’s face was rewarding experience that reflects warm patient’s interaction. The 2 months internship at Basra specialized hospital of pediatric oncology gave me deep knowledge about the tumors that affects human body. This experience sparked me to look for way to help pediatric patients that suffered from tumors.
My desire to be a researcher in the field of biomedical research has led me to embark on the journey of finding future medical training abroad. Unfortunately, an MSc in biomedical research is not offered in the Iraqi educational system. This has stimulated me …