As for my short-term career goal, I want to pursue my PhD in the biomedical research realm. My current and past research experiences have gauged my interest in this particular area of research, and have let me understand the significance of biomedical research. Biomedical research has tremendous influence on a wide range of other realms like clinical medicine, pharmaceutical industries and public health.
In order to get into a remarkable graduate school for the purpose of carrying out my degree, I have the following plans: Firstly, during the regular school year, I have planned to continue my current research projects while inculcating the practical working environment. I expect to get my work published as soon as I graduate. Secondly, during the summer time I have planned to take part in the summer research programs offered by renowned graduate-level institutes such as Duke Graduate School. I believe these programs will enable me to explore new research fields, boost my research-related skills, and to expand my social network. Lastly, I have planned to take a gap year after graduating, so that I will summarize my undergraduate research experiences in order to carefully consider my long-term research interest. Moreover, I have planned to acquire more laboratory trainings that relate to the field in which I will further my career. With this strategy, I believe I will gain the competency for the PhD programs.
As for my long-term career goal, I want to practice my expertise in the field of biomedical industry after obtaining my PhD degree. Conducting and accomplishing research is exciting, but applying what researchers have found in real life is the more practical approach to me. It is the biomedical industry that has the ability to turn something on the paper into the reality. Thus, I would like to join the biomedical industry utilizing my professional background. Ideally, I want to start my career in this realm as a scientific consultant. I want to implement my knowledge to provide practical suggestions and to optimize plans for the product design and production.