My experience at Imperial has been nothing but inspiring and enriching to my personal and academic pathway. It has been an eye-opening program led by amazing scientists who gave me the opportunity to evolve and view science differently. My favorite part of this experience was the whole process of learning and becoming more independent, from the days in the lab doing research work, to holding a real human brain in my hands and dig further into the pathological theories and possible cures for Alzheimer’s disease, to hearing spontaneous inspirational speeches by our supervisors.
The summer was a fantastic journey across a world of discoveries and revolutions. The highlights included meeting an invaluable group of friends, spending my summer in the charming, cosmopolitan city of London and the charismatic and affectionate staff that supported us the whole time.
Luigi was one of the winners of our photo competition during our on campus summer school. To learn more about the Summer School and to discover further student experiences please visit our Instagram account, @revsinbiomed.
With the diligent and dedicated teaching staff the course offered, I had the time of my life. Their teaching methods stressed heavily on hands-on activities and group discussions, rather than one-sided lectures. So all our sessions were highly interactive with no dull moments. We also had two hour lectures some days, termed as Keynote Lectures, where specialists from various fields came and spoke. As well as a Career's Panel, involving interactions with students and graduates at various stages of their scientific career, allowing a new perspective into my choice-making process.
As a medical student I found this summer course not only eye-opening but also as a great opportunity to start building networks! The academic themes gave a taste for various topics, presented by some of the best scholars in the subjects. I met students from all corners of the world with whom I learned to collaborate with. From hands-on research project and access to state of the art technology, I gained both technical skills and soft skills to engage in lab works. Exploring museums, having picnics and experiencing London's diverse culture with friends I have connected with were the hardest things to say goodbye to.
I had the best time in my life at Imperial where I got to learn how to design, plan and deliver a high quality experiment with the assistance of the world-leading experts in their fields, and also some of the most approachable and supportive people I’ve had the privilege to learn from, I gained valuable skills that will aid me to be a great scientist.
We had the opportunity to network with students from international, national and build strong and lasting connection with lecturers, phD and Master students , after guest lecture with a refreshment. on graduation day, my team won to be the "Best teamwork".
Being part of the Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer School had opened me to various biomedical advances that are critical for the future of my medical career.
As a medical student, being exposed to cutting edge research techniques as well as advances in biomedicine creates huge opportunities for myself to develop as a physician-scientist in the future. Furthermore, I was able to network with various students from different concentrations all around the world. The countless opportunities to network with faculty members of Imperial College London is such an eye-opening experience as it allows me to explore my future and opportunities.