Tissue Engineering Personal Statement

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Upon enrolling as a student in the Biological Engineering program at the University of Georgia, I was really looking for an active and knowledgeable degree that would set me well on my way to becoming a studious and productive medical student in the coming years. After hearing Dr. Cheryl Gomilion’s presentation on tissue it really encouraged me that I was in a field I could really enjoy in the circumstance I chose to not go to medical school. Tissue engineering is defined as the study of the growth of new connective tissues, or organs, from cells and a collagenous scaffold to produce a fully functional organ for implantation back into the donor host. This is done through scientific research and the process of taking different defected tissue …show more content…
Dr.Gomilion made it a point to not drag out the deep scientific jargon, smothering us as students and quickly causing us to loose interest. I believe this proved to be very benefical for her, and, in the long run, became the reason I chose to write my essay about her topic. Dr.Gomilion did a fantastic job at keeping me interested. Tissue engineering proved to be a very appealing subject to me. Growing up as a doctor’s kid, my entire life has been consumed with medical related topics and the want to help others. Dr.Gomilion proposed this idea flawlessly through her discussions of how she got where she is today and why she chose to take that specific route to get there. Through the discussion of her research and how it is geared to direct patient results is very encouraging. I believe one of the biggest fears I had of not perusing medical school was the thought of not being able to medically make a difference ion people lives with my degree. Dr.Gomilion removed all doubt about this. She took her career path and daily aided in research that doctors would use every day to begin the heeling process of their patients. I had never really considered what all went on to produce the equipment and methods doctors are using every day in

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