A Research Study On Clinical Research

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1. Describe the type(s) of internship(s) you are seeking this summer.

This summer, I have been seeking clinical research internships. These include any research that is conducted in a hospital setting and correlates to patients. I would be developing my research skills in a laboratory setting while also developing intrapersonal skills working with patients. The research that I have conducted at the University of Richmond has been invaluable; however, I plan on applying to an MD/PhD program and I feel that clinical research would be a more valuable experience for this upcoming summer.
I have applied to a clinical research internship at Stanford University that focuses on training undergraduate students who are perusing a MD/PhD. The
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The internship will provide me with a challenging opportunity to develop skills pertaining to clinical research that will further benefit me on my career path.
I have also looked into clinical research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania through an inquiry form outlining my interests. This has the ability to match me to various laboratories. This was not an official application, but my information has been passed along to faculty mentors at the Hospital.

2. Why do you want to intern this summer?

I believe the summer is the perfect opportunity to jump into something new and challenging in order to develop one’s intellect and character. My ultimate career goal is to become a physician scientist and I feel using the summer to gain clinical skills earlier on will positively impact my career trajectory. During my undergraduate experience, I have not had many opportunities to conduct clinical research, but I am eager to learn new skills immerse myself in learning opportunities. Furthermore, an internship can provide me with unique networking opportunities to learn not only from my internship mentor, but other physician-scientists and interns as well. Currently, I do not have the place to gain such connections but I am eager to form them.
My experience at Richmond has allowed me to hone basic research skills, volunteer in a clinical setting, and
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