SAMPLE SOP FOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

| Sample SOP for Biomedical Sciences- This is a Statement of Purpose of a student who got admitted to USC for the Masters in Biomedical Sciences program. |
Sample SOP for Biomedical Sciences
As I went up on stage to collect my award of merit on graduation day, amidst the loud clamor of applause, the Principal of my high school asked, “What do you see yourself as in the future?” I replied firmly, saying “Scientist”. When asked today, I stand by my statement. The past four years as a student of Pharmacy have only reiterated my desire to pursue a career in research. The idea of delving into the unknown has always enticed me. It is my passion for Human Anatomy, Pharmacology, and the Biochemistry that continues to propel me to the field of research. In this regard, I wish to pursue a PhD in the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences with advanced concentration in Physiology and Pharmacology, focusing on Neurobiology and CNS Disorders.
Sample SOP for PHARMACOLOGY
My pursuit for excellence has led me to consistently rank among the top ten of my undergraduate class at ________________.  During the past three years, I was exposed to a vast gamut of subjects. The whole process of drug discovery, uncovering its actions in the body and pharmacokinetic properties kept me captivated from the very outset. From the time the subject of Anatomy and Pathophysiology was introduced, it was the Central Nervous System and its disorders, like drug addiction, neuronal debility and psychiatric disorders that fascinated me the most. To get clinical exposure, I worked under a psychiatrist, who not only gave me a diaphanous insight into some of these illnesses, but also let me assist him on the psychological testing of patients. This stint got me further engrossed into the field of Neurobiology.
Sample SOP for Biomedical Sciences
Throughout the course of my undergraduate program, I got several opportunities to expand my technical as well research skills. To gain experience and a global perspective, I went on a student exchange program to Capetown, South Africa, wherein I assisted PhD students on their projects at the University of Western Cape.  During this period, I choose to work on a project based on the synthesis of congeners of Amantadine, a drug with anti viral properties to be used in neurodegenerative diseases as well as Dengue Fever. These drugs were merged with certain Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatories, to increase their lipophilicity thereby enhancing their ability to penetrate the blood brain barrier. This whole program not only helped boost my confidence, and exposed me to different cultures, but it also cemented my desire to pursue a career in research.
Sample SOP for Biomedical Sciences
John. F. Kennedy once said, “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”  I can’t think of a more apposite statement to describe what I expect out of a graduate research program. I strongly believe that knowledge knows no boundaries. My acceptance into the graduate program of Physiology and Pharmacology, at the University of Southern California, will not only help mould my character, but the guidance provided by the eminent professors and connoisseurs in the sphere of research, will definitely play a part in honing my skills as a researcher and analyst as well. A few years down the line, when I glance through the looking glass, I hope to see myself contributing extensively to research in the field of neuroscience and working under Dr.____________ on neurotransmitters and receptors in the brain, their role in aging and dementia would be the first step in this regard. Besides this, if given the opportunity to work as a research or teaching assistant, I will use my teaching experience at ‘Akanksha’ the institution where I volunteered to teach underprivileged children.
Sample SOP for Biomedical Sciences
I strongly believe that the interpersonal skills, confidence and intellectual abilities that I will inculcate at this institution will help me thrive in the field of research and be a stepping stone to my ultimate dream, of making my mark in the world of Medical Science. I look forward to being a part of the Fall 2012 class at the University of Southern California.
Sample SOP for Biomedical Sciences.