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I graduated from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences in India and was awarded a PhD for my work in clinical research at University of South Carolina in the USA. My previous research work was based on assessing the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on cardiovascular health. I succeeded in publishing a few articles in peer reviewed journals under same topic. I aim to attain Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and specialize in Cardiology and getting enrolled in MSc in Internal Medicine is a stepping stone towards that goal. It is truly an honour to receive this scholarship and start the MSc programme that is developed in collaboration of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh. I am thankful to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for awarding me the scholarship.

I have always been interested in Internal Medicine clinics and research. The MSc programme will help me build my knowledge and skills in Internal Medicine and give me opportunities to get involved with the premier research at the University of Edinburgh. Moreover, the programme complements MRCP curriculum which will provide guidance for the preparation of MRCP examinations. Currently along with continuing clinics in Internal Medicine, I am also involved in a Medical Technology Assessment project in India that aims to assess the appropriateness of available health technologies and discover elements needed to improve their cost effectiveness and use. I would like to focus on medical technologies that are developed for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

I look forward to starting the MSc programme and learning from the great faculty members of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh.