Interview with Maximiliano Vazquez Morales

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Maximiliano previously studied biomedical engineering in MexicoHe is part of the 2021-2022 cohort for the MSc in Digital Health.

 

 

Why did you decide to study in the UK? 

First of all I wanted to be in a place where I could have the facility to communicate my ideas. Since I already knew English, I targeted universities in the UK because I wanted to return to Europe. Digital Health is a topic that hasn’t been developed well enough around Mexico, therefore I felt the necessity to look abroad. Of all the cities that I’ve searched, Bristol was the one that caught my attention the mostAfter the many obstacles I needed to overcome, I’m finally here, and I feel lucky to be sharing my history with my colleagues here in Bristol.  

Why did you choose the MSc in Digital Health? 

Because of my background, I wanted to join a Health Data Science MSc. However, I felt a bit undecided because I wanted to experience more digital solutions in a broader manner instead of just programming and analytics. Nevertheless, I feel pleased with my decision since I can get more insights into this field with the topics taught here and my partners inside the masters.  

What is your background? 

I’m a biomedical engineer. I got my degree last year at Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico. During those years, I was interested in the design and power that machine learning could bring to healthcare.

How did you find the application process? 

Applying was relatively straightforward. I only needed to upload the documents and wait for a response. My interview helped me show my genuine interest in the topic; therefore, I justified its need.  

What are you enjoying most about the programme so far? 

The digital case studies and ethics classes are my favourites. I like both because I interact with my colleagues. Developing projects with them makes me understand different points of view regarding any topic. I love Hanna’s presentations; they are just the best ones I’ve ever seen as a student, strongly evidence based. Also, bringing guest speakers every Friday in the Foundations lecture gives me a better approach to developing solutions in the near future 

What do you plan to go onto after the MSc, and what are your future career aspirations? 

I’m still thinking about making a career in research. However, I really like developing projects. Therefore, with the knowledge and soft skills, I’m acquiring this year, I will perhaps move into the industry to contribute to digital health solutions.  

What would you say to somebody considering applying to the MSc in Digital Health at Bristol? 

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in getting a broader knowledge of digital health.  

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