This blogpost is dedicated to all first semester students (AKA newbies) and also prospective students considering applying for a two-year master’s program at Karolinska Institutet. I present you with 5 pieces of advice that I believe will make the difference and help you get it right on your first semester at KI. Here they are:… Read More 5 pieces of advice for your first semester at Karolinska Institutet
After finishing my two-year master’s degree in Biomedicine, this blog will sadly be my last one. It feels surreal to end this blogging journey and also graduate at KI which I spoke in a previous blog. My final blog is going to be about the most common questions I receive from prospective students about the masters in… Read More 5 questions that usually don’t get answered: MSc in Biomedicine edition
Saudi Arabia. A country that spikes interest and curiosity in people for many reasons. If you haven’t read my first introduction blog, I was not only raised in Sweden but also the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. It is a unique country where one can experience a culture shock if not familiar with MENA (Middle… Read More First Karolinska Institutet students travelling to Saudi Arabia
Now is the best time to explore different opportunities! You graduated, and you’re starting the process of closing a chapter of your life. Some are taking it slowly while others already set their goals for a position in mind. I was discussing it with friends on the advantage of sharing previous Master’s in Biomedicine alumni… Read More Interviewing an MSc in Biomedicine alumni: Startup, industry, or academia?
The current outbreak has indeed hindered studying, socialising, and travelling in different parts of the world. Currently, most people are working from home in Sweden. Students are taking distance courses or writing their thesis at home. However, I am one of the many KI students who still go to the lab. 🧫 Even some medical… Read More Did the outbreak affect my practical work at the hospital?
People mix up between biomedical science and biomedical engineering. In fact, they both have a common foundation of knowledge in biology. You get to understand the complexity of our human body. However, biomedicine has no physics in its field, and it focuses a lot on research. It prepares candidates for either continuing in academia (i.e. PhD)… Read More 6 interesting facts about MSc in biomedicine
Recently, master’s and bachelor’s students started their degree projects. Some of us are abroad while others stayed in Stockholm. I am currently working on childhood cancer, neuroblastoma with a fantastic research group at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, KI. During my bachelor’s degree project, I encountered difficulties with writing my thesis. *procrastinator alert* I wish I… Read More 5 Tips and tricks for writing your master’s thesis
As scientists, we are more invested in exploring our research to gain a deeper understanding of the field. You are a specialist and tend to use complex terms to explain your findings to your neighboring researchers. Nevertheless, it is quite important to reach this valuable knowledge to the general public. Translating complicated theories into terms and ideas the… Read More How to communicate science to the public
The autumn semester has started, and one course was ticked off the list of many other courses we are currently taking. Did you know that master students in biomedicine can study doctoral elective courses? In the third semester, we specialise in our field of interest. There are several Phd elective tracks, including Tumour Biology, Immunology,… Read More Can master students take PhD courses?
It is finally the time to wrap up my second semester! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it was quite intensive. Well, today I will explain more about it. Please bear with me for the next few minutes because you are about to read about one of my unexpected decisions which I may… Read More Did I make the right decision? – Final course review semester 2