Epilepsy Personal Statement

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“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” - World Health Organisation, 1946. Although there have been a number of ground breaking discoveries in science as a whole I strongly believe more can be done within neurology. Epilepsy affects more than 500,000 people in the UK that is almost one in every 100 people. I wish to study neuroscience as I would like to look into conditions such as this but also explore into neuroaesthetics. Having a close family member being diagnosed with epilepsy, I have been exposed to the fundamental importance of how to deal with seizures. Despite the fact that watching the slow deterioration has been agonising, I have also found it very captivating as to how such a complex organ can change to a degeneration condition. As a result of this personal experience, my desire to study neuroscience has increased. My obsession with Science has prompted me to study neuroscience and this …show more content…

I also had the opportunity to shadow my general practitioner in which I was able to see how the GP clinic is run, the environment in which the patients are exposed to and the care and consideration they receive from all staff. Understanding the role of a general practitioner gave me useful insight into whether I would like to proceed into a medical field. I was able to observe procedures, find out about patients experiences and learn about their treatments if they were willing to share information. Discussions and advice from the staff and professionals that I had the opportunity to work with allowed me to realise the importance of such a role. As a result I learnt that this role required me to display a level of professionalism and discipline, skills in which I need for this

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