I started basic research when I was at college; this continued when assigned to work in Otsuka's research facilities-meaning that up until that point I didn't work with people as such at all. It was when I was on a domestic study exchange that I first had the opportunity to work closely with doctors, and it was this experience that taught me what medical practice is actually all about.
After returning to the research facilities I started my basic research again. However, my clinical experience had changed something in me, and I started to feel that I wanted to continue my work somewhere where I could be more directly involved with clinical medicine. It was then that I asked to be transferred to work in development.