Is medical training important for the life of a doctor?
I believe that my academic and professional experience will act as a strong foundation to begin my medical training. Studying biochemistry has made me appreciate the importance of chemical properties and complex chemical reactions that take place within cells and tissues in predicting outcomes and the importance of allied healthcare communication and inter-disciplinary working in patient care. Also, studying biochemistry has taught me diligence and attention to detail, decision-making skills and good social skills such as teamwork, communication and giving good presentations. My interest in healthcare leads me to write a research article on the effect of vitamin D on colorectal cancer for my dissertation, which is being continued by my peers in the University of Aberystwyth and will hopefully be published next year. Cross-referencing sources, especially while participating in the Chemistry Research Club, led me to question what I read, making me realise the importance of scrutinising scientific knowledge. Research poses constant challenges in solving problems and makes one appreciate the beauty of science, such as through the intricate architecture of protein molecules, which allow them to function so specifically and effectively.