My ultimate career goal is to become a skilled surgeon. I am confident that my personal strengths, which include a never-say-die attitude and the ability to work for long hours under pressure, without losing my cool, are particularly suited for the medical field. Several of my relatives are respected medical professionals here, and I can see at first-hand how valuable their contribution to society is. I believe that learning is the key to success in any endeavor in life. My long-term focus remains on a career in medicine. With this firmly in mind, I intend to acquire all the relevant knowledge and practical experience that I can garner at each point of my career as a student. Firstly, I have built a solid foundation in the Life Sciences, in which I was top of my class in High School. I now plan to major in Biochemistry, beginning next semester. I am convinced that it is the field of medical research which is at the cutting-edge of medical science. It is research which pushes at the frontiers of human knowledge and is responsible for every breakthrough in health and quality of living. It is my firm contention that the surgeons and physicians who have contributed the most to the field of medicine are those whose professional roots are grounded in research: Walter Reid is one of my most admired personalities in the history of medical science in the USA.