Who Am I?
My name is Tharini Nimsala Herath Pathiranage, I am 15 years old and I am currently preparing for the majority of my GCSE’S at St Marylebone School. I feel that I am a person with many diverse interests. In my free time, I take part in as many extra-curricular activities as i can , some of which include learning the art of Sri Lankan traditional dancing and playing the violin (in this I am currently preparing for a Grade 4 examination in December this year) . I also regularly attend a Saturday School , and have done for the past seven years.This has given me an opportunity to learn about my religion I feel more of a sense of belonging. I have always had an interest in perusing a career in medicine and I like to keep updated on the current medical advancements.
Hopefully, when I’m older i can attend a University and study medicine. I am particularly interested in becoming a pediatrician as I want to build the social skills needed to communicate with children,however, I am hoping my time here will assist me in making a decision as to the possible career paths I could take. What interests me about the medical field in particular is that it is an area that allows people to work towards the betterment of society, I personally want to become a doctor because I feel that this will help me approach others with a more caring nature.Its is also,I feel, very relevant to the modern society of today.
I chose to work at LSHTM because I am particularly inquisitive as to how people are going about tackling worldwide diseases. Furthermore, as LSHTM is a prestigious institution. I am hoping to further my knowledge about the the subject of epidemiology (the main focus of the work experience). I also want to learn about the importance of public and global health, as this addressees the problems faced by a whole population as a pose to an individual. I also want to gain an insight into the impacts of the research being done at research centres such as LSHTM, and how this is improving health worldwide.
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