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I am drawn to biomedical science because of the vast array of different topics involving biological processes and how these are linked to different systems in the body. However, the ultimate confirmation to follow my wish of playing a role in thedevelopment of medical research rose from witnessing the debilitating effects of an autoimmune disease on the daily life of someone close to me.  My mother  suffers from Lupus, learning how to cope with the illness was not easy yet the feeling of curiosity made me want to find out more about this condition and what it would take to treat it.My A-level choices reflect my passion for biomedical science: Biology is a translation of daily complex biological processes into theoretical concepts. It has provided me with an insight into the analytical aspects required to succeed as astudent of this course, yet only a few of my queries where answered. Psychology allows me to identify and analyse datafrom different perspectives. Through individual research projects, I developed the ability of focusing on one single point of error in order to offer a solution and attained knowledge of research methodology.My devotion, however, is not limited to my academic studies: I am also a passionate reader. One of the most intriguing books I have read was ‘The Origins of AIDS’ by Jacques Pepin. The book’s thoroughness introduced me to the development of new concepts in medical research and allowed me to study the medical, social and emotional implications of one of the worst death sentences of our era, talking about this subject in greater context during my speech at the schools programme, The Medical Society. Having this hobby has expanded my interest in the response of the body’s immune system against deadly attacks oreven its own cells and has lead me to research various diseases in a more logical level.I have completed work experience at Guy’s Hospital in the Breast Unit department in order to broaden my insight into the different roles being played within a multidisciplinary team. Here, I was able to assist doctors in taking a core biopsy of breast tissue and examining whether or not the lump was cancerous. Witnessing the work of scientists within the lab, delivering the right analysis within such surreal atmosphere, was an epitome of where I wouldlike to see myself working after my degree.So far in my college years I have taken on various roles. The most challenging one being that of school ambassador which involvedlending my time to help promote the security and wellbeing of students, as well as assisting teachers in various extracurricular events, such as school open days. Given that I am multilingual, I was granted the responsibility to help students that have recently arrived from Hispanic countries in a reading and writing scheme.Studying Spanish has opened my eyes to different sub communities and reflect on my knowledge of different cultures. Although these tasks proved to be difficult at times, due to my well-practised time management skills and determination, I was capable of balancing different duties, hobbies and studies.During the summer I took part in the National Citizen Service which enhanced my ability to work both independently and as part of a team. These skills were utilised during my leadership through the charity event where as a team we raised over £520 in two days, by recreating of the daily life of deaf blind people using various equipment whilst the public were challenged to complete a set of activities. Dealing with diverse members of the public by raising awareness not only filled me up with emotion but also enhanced my communication skills.I am keen on expanding my grasp of biology and furthering my knowledge into the area which I find myself most interested in. My willingness to succeed in what I enjoy paired with my  ambitious and giving nature are what give me the confidence that I will dedicate my utmost time into the profession of biomedical science.