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I was first introduced to molecular imaging by a doctor who knew I had a keen interest in pursuing graduate studies. I quickly discovered that molecular imaging is an emerging area of science that I feel will revolutionize the world of diagnosis and treatment of disease. Having studied all areas of science for the past four years of my undergraduate education, I feel that a concentration in molecular imaging is the perfect next step in my education. My decision to apply to the European masters programme in Molecular Imaging comes from my interest in diagnosis and treatment of disease from the cellular level up. Throughout my undergraduate science degree at the University of Western Ontario, I have taken several courses in the area of physiology, which dealt with disease diagnosis and both pre- and clinical treatment therapies. Once I had done more research on the molecular imaging programme at l’université de Paris sud XI, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in a field of molecular imaging. I have a great interest in all areas of science and am drawn to how a masters in molecular imaging will allow me to continue studying all the major scientific fields. By doing so, this masters programme ensures for what I feel is the most well-rounded and applicable learning style possible. Furthermore, the fact that this programme involves a community of elite European universities is an attractive factor. Having studied at one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities, I am keen to continue my education at world-renowned institutions. I feel that attaining a masters degree from l’Université de Paris sud XI in molecular imaging will help me to add to the scientific community of Europe, since I do intend on pursuing a career on said continent, in particular in France. I can offer different insights and ideas for research projects since I do come from a different educational system. To add, English is my first language and I have studied Parisian French since the age of four, leading me to bilingual status in Canada. I think this is an excellent asset since these two languages are the most widely used in not just science and business, but throughout the world. Another drawing factor is that molecular imaging is not an invasive process. I think that by leaving the system as un-perturbed as possible, one may gain a much greater understanding of said system. Thus, diagnosis and treatment of diseases is much more accurate when an in vivo approach is taken. I have worked on several insect and animal systems during my undergraduate career, meaning I have a good understanding of how important it is to control for extenuating factors when studying a living system. By using molecular imaging, a much more scientific approach may be taken to diagnose and treat disease. One disease in which I am particularly interested is cardiovascular disease. The University of Western Ontario is a world leader in cardiovascular research, thus I have been exposed to many facets of cardiovascular health. With an aging human population, cardiovascular disease diagnosis and treatment will be an area of particular importance in the coming decades. I would like to diagnose patients with cardiovascular disease earlier and formulate new, and more effective, treatment therapies. This could range from pre-clinical treatment and prevention to clinical care and life-extension. Finally, l’Université de Paris sud XI would help me achieve my goals of furthering my medical imaging education through the specialized coursework offered as part of its European Masters in Molecular Imaging programme, as well the practicum part of the programme. I welcome the challenge of serving a large community and participating in such a dynamic and challenging field.
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