Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Nahin T. Radit, Master of Science in Cell Systems and Anatomy
Hello everyone, my name is Nahin T. Radit. I am an international student at UT Health San Antonio, and this is my story. Being a licensed doctor from Bangladesh, I aspire to be a neuroscientist someday. Music and traveling are two of my passions. You can find many of my recorded songs and travel vlogs on YouTube! I dream of traveling every state in the United States, and all the countries in the world. So far, I checked off ten U.S. states and four countries from my bucket list! Wish me luck if you’re reading this 😊
After high school (HSC), I got into Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College (SZMC) and completed my Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) degree in 2018. While serving as an intern doctor at SZMC Hospital after graduation, I started encountering actual pathological conditions in patients. It is when I realized that there was a vast unexplored area in biomedical sciences, especially in the field of neuroscience. I realized that more treatments are yet to be discovered in the already established treatment practice. Initially, I was searching for an appropriate way to channel my realization into a profession. Being an MBBS graduate, I was not aware of any other career track than being a clinical physician at that time.
I completed my hospital internship, received my medical practitioner’s license, got married and moved to San Antonio, all within the first half of 2019. When I was searching through traditional biology graduate programs at different universities, UT Health San Antonio’s specialized programs in health sciences caught my attention immediately. For someone with a clinical background, it seemed like the perfect place for graduate studies. I learned about the various patient-focused and treatment-driven research opportunities in the master’s and doctoral programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).
When I visited the campus and talked with the program faculty, I felt that UT Health San Antonio offers a supportive and encouraging learning environment. I found it being a hub of brilliant minds, a perfect place to learn and contribute to the future of healthcare and biomedical sciences.
I was beyond excited to get into the Master’s in Cell Systems and Anatomy (CSA) program starting from Fall 2021. I chose this program to learn the fundamentals of biomedical research for a career as a neuroscientist. The CSA Biotechnology track is designed such that it precisely connects my research interests to my career goals. I loved how it focuses on cutting edge research opportunities to equip the students with a solid background and an ability to conduct independent research.
Being a graduate student in one of nation’s top medical research schools today makes me proud considering my unique educational background. I want to share my journey with students in Bangladesh, especially those in clinical career tracks (MBBS) like mine and inform about the opportunities existing in health science research. I want to hold tight, learn from the best in my program, and prepare myself for pursuing a Ph.D. degree. I wish to become a neuroscientist and have my own lab one day!