Sofia Granda attended the Master in Biomedical Engineering in 2020-2021. She chose the program because she really liked mathematics, physics, and biology at high school and liked to be able to find practical solutions to problems. Sofia described the program in the following three words: Empathy, Logic and Medicine. Strengths of the program were the flexibility in the second year choosing the electives from a very wide offer. It included many practical sessions and visits to the hospital. But sometimes is was difficult to understand the global picture and the purpose of some contents of the program. There were some overlaps. Her favorite course was Health Information and Decision support systems. The collaboration with the other students from different cultures lead sometimes towards cumbersome communication but in the end, it was enriching. Sofia’s golden tip for future students is: Be true to yourself and don’t be afraid of following your goals, even when you get demotivated due to bad scores or difficulties with learning, especially with courses you don’t like but that are mandatory.
Sofia would like to end up applying her knowledge improving people’s lives or investigating in a job that fulfills her and that she is proud of.