Biomedical studies form the basis of my career path. This is owing to the various skills gained throughout the training session. I have acquired multiple skills in the biomedical sciences, and thus form an excellent platform for determining the best career path to take in future. It is quite far to be sure of the best career to embark. However, the studies am taking determine the profession to adopt and pursue in future. I would, therefore, wish to begin on medicine, GP, dermatology or even the political science. The main reason that I would consider the medical field is due to the deep insight into the lab activities that I have had. Also, I have been able to learn more about the chronic diseases and thus wish to pursue the general practitioner career. The insight on the best negotiation methods has made me consider embarking on the political science career. However, I have had more interest in the medical career. The love for the medicine career gains motivation from the long time spent in the technical lab, supported by other skills such as time management and love to offer a solution to people’s suffering. Therefore, the work experience, as well as the skills gained in the biomedical sciences, has formed a basis for the medical career.
Skills learned increases the likelihood of undertaking medicine as a future career. First, I have learned to present information in a professional manner. This is a requirement for one to be able to succeed in medicine. As such, I can now be able to carry out a research, analyze the data effectively and present it in a professional and a clear manner. Also, the trained undertaken so far provides the skills to be able to write scientifically. Medicine is a scientific field and thus requires every form of information to be factual (Areephanthu 482). As such, biomedical training undertaken provides an excellent opportunity to present the data as needed and to the letter.
Medicine is an exciting field that requires one to get used to the lab. In medicine, many of the activities and research occur in the lab. The biomedical course provides me with the opportunity to get in and out of the lab and thus get used to it. Embarking on the medicine career would be useful in that I would not take much time in getting used to the lab activities. In this case, the lab has become a home, forming the best platform for the medical career and the confidence required thereof.
The critical appraisal skills will also be transferred from the biomedical sciences to the medical career. Medicine requires a high level of critical thinking in making decisions regarding the health of individuals. In this regard, biomedical sciences provide the skills and sessions that need one to induce a high level of critical thinking, thereby providing a good basis for the medicine career (Majmudar 10). Also, learning statistics in the biomedical sciences provides a chance to carry forward the same to the medicine. All work has to be done on factual data which is cultivated for by the skills obtained in the current studies.
Apart from the technical skills transferable from biomedical sciences to the medical career, there are other life skills gained in the biomedical sciences and are transferable to the medical field. In this case, time management skills are useful in ensuring that patients are attended in time to save their conditions. Group work skills gained allows me to work well with other practitioners in the healthcare facilities for the better quality of services. Biomedical sciences provide a chance for the development of communication skills, which are useful in ensuring a good working relationship as well as that with the patients. The ability to source information is transferable to the medical field to assist in gaining factual information regarding the various diseases and treatment procedures (Kurtz n.p). Negotiation skills allow me to settle on the best deals for the healthcare facilities worked as well as increasing the ability to convince patients on why they should take specific medical prescriptions.
Work experience held also works well in paving the medicine career way. Having worked for charitable organizations provides a good experience for dealing with the needy. This relates to the medical field in that patients are as needy as the less fortunate. Also, working in a pharmacy for more than a year provides me with the insight of the various medicines and equipment that are needed in the medical career (Westerhaus 566). The experience offers the opportunity to get used to the various sufferings of patients and thus allows me to get used. I plan to engage in part-time assistance to the elderly in the society. In many cases, the elderly are vulnerable to diseases. Assisting the elderly provides a good opportunity to learn more about the common diseases among them and the best medication prescribed for them.
Biomedical sciences entail a broad range of skills and experiences. As a field, it paves the way for one to choose among various careers to pursue in future. Due to the interest developed over the years, I could select the political, dermatology or even the medical career. However, the skills gained over the study period push me towards the medicine career path. Also, the work experience gained over the study period presents the medical field as the best to engage in. Therefore, I will specialize in medicine later in life as is sounds more interesting compared to the rest of the alternatives.
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