I have chosen biology as my field of study, in order to facilitate my career objective to be an entrepreneur in the field of medical services – specifically in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) and sperm banking. This Bachelor of Sciences degree in biology will provide me with the necessary qualification and background to establish myself as a laboratory director in any of the countries I have short-listed as possible locations to start my own business. Most of those are either in South America (Argentina, Chile, and Colombia) or in Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, and Russia). As Russia is my home country, that could be a strong possibility for my new business, but I am not at this stage ruling out any of the other countries I have including in my selection. Clearly it would be a personal advantage for me to be based in my country of origin, but I will not let that deflect me from other choices if business considerations steer me in another direction.
I initially became interested in the medical services field of business and the biological field of education some three years ago (in 2010). My understanding was that by obtaining higher education in biology, my appreciation and understanding of different technologies used in my chosen field of medical business would be greatly enhanced. Armed with the knowledge gained in this biology degree course, I will be better equipped to select the most suitable and effective equipment for my business – not just in terms of the success rates that it will allow me to achieve, but also in terms of its price-to-quality ratio (prices of the equipment, the supplies, and their ratio to the success rates).
I spend much of my free time researching the relevant legislation, particularly medical, customs, taxation, labor, and other legislation that will help me establishing and running my future business. I follow the activities of leading IVF practitioners like Mohamed Taranissi, an Egyptian-born doctor who currently has great success in his London-based practice. According to reports I have read, his waiting room is always full because he has such a good reputation in this field. He is known for doing more than just the minimum necessary to help his patients, and was quoted as someone who “thinks outside the box.” My aim is to build a similar reputation and, in so doing, to help as many childless couples as I can, by doing the very best for them in every case.
I have devoted a lot of time to building a solid business plan and doing market research for this project. Whilst I have missed out on various leisure pursuits by spending so much time on these activities, I am very much aware that preparation is key to the success of a new business, and do not intend to be found wanting in that regard simply due to lack of effort. I am very likely to find myself in competition with others in my chosen field, and believe that my preparatory work may make the difference when it really matters.
Overall, I am a highly dedicated person, strongly motivated to help people who have health issues. My focus on the specific fields of IVF and sperm banking comes from my willingness to help people and my empathy with couples who are unable to conceive, knowing that with today’s technology and medical knowledge, many of them can be guided to overcome those difficulties. Already in my own life I have encountered couples in my extended family and elsewhere who are unable to conceive and badly want to have children of their own. By keeping abreast of current developments and new technologies in my chosen field I am aware that new techniques are coming along all the time. For example I read somewhere recently that here in the U.S. there is a new screening technique for embryos created during IVF to greatly improve the chances of success. Developments like this spur me on to become directly involved just as soon as I am ready.
Partly because of the new developments and techniques that are coming along, I predict that the demand for the services I plan to offer will increase over time. However, I believe that the competition among providers will also increase, and that the legislation in this field will become more stringent around the world in the future, to protect the interests of those seeking such treatments, and to ensure that practitioners are not only properly qualified but operate to the highest ethical and professional standards. For those reasons the sooner I obtain my degree, whilst keeping up with legislation updates, the better. It is also my intention to continue my education even after I have qualified and established my business. Keeping abreast of new techniques and technologies is important in any field of medical science, including IVF.
As you may have appreciated from the foregoing, I am a very rational person. In all my decisions, I endeavor to retain full control of situations and try not to allow emotions to influence whatever might be the most rational choice. Not only am I extremely dedicated to my objectives, I am prepared to overcome whatever obstacles may occur along the way. I believe that my international origins have prepared me for working in other countries – my time at Cameron University has added to that diversity of cultural experiences that will help me in the future when I may need to adapt to other cultures in my business career. I believe that having lived in both Russia and in the U.S. has given me an advantage in broadening my outlook, and given me a better global perspective than someone who may not have traveled outside of their home country.
Thank you for your time and consideration in reviewing my personal statement.