Hi Everyone...!! I am applying for Msc in global health science from oxford university.They require statement of purpose...plz suggest to make my proposal better ...any comments and suggestions are most welcome. There are no word limits but it has to be only one page.It is my first ever writing...so,here it goes...
I was always fascinated by human biology because I grew up in a family environment of health professionals. Which further enhanced my interest for health and nutrition, epidemiology and medicine . Therefore Bachelors in Pharmacy was the best course, as it covers all the major subjects which I found interesting.
It was a bright Monday morning when I entered XYZ University to pursue undergraduate studies in Pharmacy. Everyone was full of enthusiasm and was looking forward for the beautiful college life. But, something unusual caught my eyes. It was the sight of the closed gates of a hospital with the "Fatima Care" board on it. The unusual silence remained a puzzle for me until my fifth semester. As, a part of our Community Pharmacy subject we got training in the same hospital. There I met many terminally ill patients. These patients were abandoned by their families ,some have financial issues, some does not have loved ones who could take care of them while some were willingly left by their families .During my training in Fatima Care I discovered that I can perfectly carry a profession in Public Health. Therefore Community Pharmacy subject which almost covers all the major aspects of public Health became my most cherished subject. The deadly silence in that hospital touched me so much to choose Public Health as a core subject for further studies
I have not only excelled academically, but also developed my interpersonal skills by participating in many extracurricular activities. I participated in interstate seminar in the year 2006 on the topic ABC. In the year 2007 I won second prize in inter college competition held during annual Technical and Cultural Festival-FIESTA in XYZ University. I always love sharing my ever growing ideas on different aspects of medicine, pharmacy and Public Health. Therefore, I participated in poster presentations, technical writing, science quizzes, cultural events and won many prizes at college level. I posses very good leadership qualities also. ThereforeI was appointed as the student co-ordinator of my faculty to conduct various programmes related to Art, Science, Drama and Technology at our annual University festival and also an interstate level Pharmacy Festival called Rx-Festival.
After completing my graduation I worked at a Nursing Home as a Hospital Pharmacist. There I learnt how to interact and communicate with patients, preparing reports on individual case, monitoring epidemics and preparing documents and suggesting possible ideas which could be implemented for the prevention of diseases and therefore the betterment of the Public Health.
As a part of my long term goals, I aspire to pursue doctorate in the same field, that would allow me to conduct research on infectious disease and its prevention. Each working day, I witnessed patients with different medical cases. I was presented with another important aspect of public health: The art of disease prevention. By concentrating efforts on prevention, the potential diseases, emotional stress and cost of the treatment will be greatly reduced.
Since, Oxford University is the universal name of historical academic excellence. Therefore I believe that MSc in Global Public Health at Oxford University will enable me to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design, implement and evaluate mental, sexual, physical health prevention research which target almost every age group of population. I feel that graduate study at Oxford will be the most logical extension of my academic pursuits and a major step towards achieving my objectives.
I am a student with the intellectual capacity and the passion and commitment to excel at your program