Medical Laboratory Technician Personal Statement

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Twenty years ago, I was born at 26 weeks gestation, which is 14 weeks early. The doctors told my parents I had a 50/50 chance of survival due to my severe state of underdevelopment. My parents took me home finally after spending the first three months of my life in the Children’s Hospital newborn intensive care unit (NICU). It is thanks to the amazing medical technology and staff involved in my care that I am here today. My story inspires me to work in the medical field because I want to be a part of someone else’s recovery, or someone else’s survival story. During high school, I attended a dual enrollment biology class which included lab experiments as part of the curriculum. My teacher would request help in preparing agar plates and other…show more content…
Both chemistry and biology classes provide lab work with equipment more advanced than what I utilized previously. While I enjoyed learning about the processes and watching reactions in my first chemistry classes, my microbiology lab remains by far my favorite college class. Growing cell cultures of bacteria, learning the vast diversity between species, and even determining the identity of an unknown bacteria made the trip to another corner of campus for a three hour long class every week well worth the effort. The medical lab technician career brings both of my passions together. With an integral role in treatment decision making, I will be an important part of patient treatment, and I can work in a lab setting, which is one of my favorite environments to place myself in. In addition, I want to attend this program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center because of the amazing opportunities right here in my hometown of Omaha. The med center works to remain at the top in medical practices across the board. From developing less invasive surgery strategies, to treating patients exposed to Ebola in the biocontainment unit, UNMC presents a fantastic role model for medical and academic institutions across the country, and around the world. The commitment to excellence and advancement for the good of humanity embody the type of work that I am striving to become a part
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