SAMPLE SOP FOR PHARMACOLOGY

| Sample SOP for Pharmacology – This a Statement of Purpose of a student who got admitted to Emory for the Masters in pharmacology program. |
Sample SOP for Pharmacology
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”.
Sample SOP for Pharmacology
When asked today, I stand by my statement.The past four years as a student of Pharmacy has only reiterated my desire to pursue a career in research.Sir Alexander Flemming, Rosalind Franklin, and Sir Bernard. B. Brodieare just some of the namesthat have continued to inspire me, and taught me to be open to the concept of ‘Serendipity’.  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 Molecular and Systems Pharmacology, focusing on Neurobiology and CNS Disorders. The program offered at Emory University is holistic as well as structured, and meets all the requirements of a graduate program that I aspire to be a part of.
Sample SOP for Pharmacology
My pursuit for excellence has led me to consistently rank among the top ten of my undergraduate class at Prin. K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy.  During the past three years, I was exposed me 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. Being a curious, determined person and an avid reader, certain puzzles have always continued to intrigue me. Something as simple as the ‘Common Cold’ still has no cure even with the drastic advancement of medicine. It is said that doctors save lives. However they can do so only with the facilitation of medicine. And just the thought of putting my heart and soul into discovering a drug that might one day save lives, gives me the thrill I believe one should get out of one’s profession. Sample SOP for Pharmacology

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 Pharmacology
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 aprojectbased 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 and thus penetration into 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. I could not think of a vocation more suitable for me, than working in the Research and Development sector of a Pharmaceutical company one day. Sample SOP for Pharmacology

Upon return from the Exchange Program, I continued research on Neurodegenerative diseases, their Etiology, and Pharmacotherapy. One of the diseases that intrigued me the most was Parkinsons. Research on the internet and various scientific journals assisted me in encountering Dyskinesias, a major side-effect of the drugs used for Parkinsonism, especially Levodopa, a prototype of those drugs. This motivated me into writing a paper on the Pathophysiology of Dyskinesias and advances in possible treatment options, under the guidance of a professor. Moreover I co-authored a paper on the use of Nutraceuticals in Trauma Care, which elucidated the rapid of growth of Nutraceuticals in today’s market and its use as not only conventional health supplements, but in pre and post operativetrauma care as well.The whole process of developing an idea from scratch, into a paper that was submitted at various symposia, polished my writing as well as presentation skills remarkably. Furthermore, my internships at Aurochem Laboratories Ltd and Manisha Analytical Laboratories, besides fine tuning my technical and analytical skills, enhanced my competence for teamwork as well.

Sample SOP for Pharmacology
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 Molecular and Systems Pharmacology, at Emory, 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.  Disorders of theNervous System have always been a topic of grave importance and interest in Medical Science.  In order to achieve my goal, the first step would be to work under the aegis of professors like Dr. Yoland Smith, as an apprentice, on projects like studying primate brains to elucidate neurochemical changes that take place in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, and consequently investigatingnovel approaches for their pharmacotherapy. 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, and all the presentation skills I learned throughout my undergraduate course.
Sample SOP for Pharmacology
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 2010 class at Emory.
Sample SOP for Pharmacology