Having found the right major at St. Lawrence, it was time to gain professional experience from which I can define my career path. My wonderful advisor connected me with an alumna heading local Clinical Research and five months later I began my internship working on a unique case for the summer.
My project was to create a database of information from every Covid-19 hospitalization in St. Lawrence County since March 2020. From their collective experiences and outcomes we hope to discover trends to better understand the pandemic in rural areas, identify major barriers, and improve healthcare delivery models for the future.
Knowing very little about the field or the dynamic roles involved in Clinical Research, getting to learn in this location was an incredibly valuable experience for me and I'm incredibly grateful to my advisor, sponsor and University for this opportunity.