TP’s Biomedical Science graduate Amalina bte Ridzuan made history recently – she is one of two former madrasah students who are the first to be offered places in the NUS medical programme. Amalina attributes her success to the power of perseverance. She believes that there are many ways to make the world a better place, and hopes that in future she can do her part by discovering ways for better prevention and management of diseases.
Here, she reflects on her achievement.
“Just keep walking…with every step you take, you are getting closer to achieving your dreams.”
Top Graduate Of The Diploma In Biomedical Science (Class Of 2015) Amalina Bte Ridzuan Talks About The Power Of Perseverance
I have always wondered how our body functions to defend us against disease and the reasons why it loses the ability to do so for some people. That was the reason why I chose to study Biomedical Science. The course has given me a good foundation in human anatomy and physiology, how our body responds to changes and defends itself. It has also given me a deeper understanding of the causes, treatment and management of diseases.
Through the differential research programme, I acquired the relevant skills and experience needed in cancer research and it helped me in my internship at the Experimental Therapeutics Centre in A*STAR where real world cancer research is being carried out in the field of drug discovery and development.
To me, the secret behind success is to know what you want to do in life, have faith and persevere until you get there. If you can run towards your goal, then go ahead, but if you can’t, it’s not an excuse to give it up. Just keep walking, keep going and know that with every step you take, you are getting closer to achieving your dreams.
There are so many ways to make the world a better place and I hope that in future I can do my part by discovering ways for better prevention and management of diseases.