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Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Intern

July 2022 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Always be willing to learn new things!
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Nursing Aid

May - July 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

What I enjoyed most about having this job over the summer was being able to help out in the hospitals during the pandemic. I worked on COVID units throughout the hospital so I was grateful that I was able to help out during these difficult times

What I wish was different

Advice

Although it may be scary to put yourself at risk during these times, I think it is important to do what you feel comfortable with. I am going into the nursing work force in less than a year so I think that this experience helped me grow and develop, as well as learn more about the hospital setting during pandemics.
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Safe care ambassador

June 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed working in a hospital setting and getting to learn the behind the scenes of hospital administration

What I wish was different

I wish that i got a little more direction but it was a new position so there was a lot to figure out

Advice

Working in a hospital is challenging let alone during a pandemic. It’s important to always be flexible and adaptable to the constantly changing environment
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Clinical Investigation Technician

June 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I like how much much independence I’m given

What I wish was different

Advice

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research technician

January 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

resources such as web databases and free lectures online

What I wish was different

strong supportive and open team

Advice

don't give up keep looking for opportunities and find a professional who can help
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I liked the learning experience and how my supervisor was very flexible because of the pandemic. It was very hands-on and I learned a lot.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been in person!

Advice

This research experience is different from research done in academic settings, so be prepared to learn all over again if you’re familiar with research.
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Research Coop

June 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I liked working in the hospital environment and the clinical setting. Working with people who are just as ambitious as I am is rewarding and very educational.

What I wish was different

Some of the hours were harder than others, but I wouldn't take back my experiences.

Advice

Be sure to have a flexible schedule and get used to working night shifts.
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Biology Research Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I had a phenomenal experience at Brigham and Women's Hospital. I had the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of immunology research.

What I wish was different

Advice

You will get out what you put in. If you work hard and are eager to learn, then it will be the experience of a lifetime!
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Research Trainee

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I really liked the work environment, I liked the field, and I liked the hands on patient experience I got.

What I wish was different

I wish I got paid more.

Advice

Take advantage of any shadowing opportunities.
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Technical Research Assistant II

July 2016 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Great research community and availability of facilities and resources to conduct cutting-edge research in the medical field.

What I wish was different

A higher salary would be nice, but this level of pay is expected for a position in academia straight out of college.

Advice

If you plan to pursue graduate studies, take advantage of all the available resources you can get in improving your application and discovering your research interests. This includes attending several of the seminars and guest lectures offered and learning as many new techniques as possible. There is a rich learning environment here the Brigham.
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Endocrinology Clinical Research Coordinator

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

My PI was phenomenal, and experiencing a different area of study, a different level of research in a very different part of the country were all very educational aspects of this job.

What I wish was different

I wish I had known what exactly I would be able to do within my time constraint (only being there 2-3 months) because there are a lot of responsibilities I wasn't able to take on simply because there wasn't enough time to complete the training or make the amount of training worth it. I also would have liked to know how to best go about finding housing in the area.

Advice

This job would be best for someone who has already graduated or is planning on taking at least 6 months off from school, is able to work full time and LOVES clinical research. And go to Mike's. As much as possible. :)
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Patient Care Assistant

May 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

All of the experiences I had

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked more hours.

Advice

Reach out to employers as soon as possible .
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Biology Research Intern

June 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Working in a hospital provided me with more exposure to a clinical setting.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been longer!

Advice

Time management is key!
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MCEP

October 2017 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I love the patient interaction, it makes me feel like I’m helping and making a difference as well as the exposure in various departments.

What I wish was different

I wish they had a paediatrics department.

Advice

Once you start going regularly and actually interacting with your supervisors and other volunteers, it’s much more engaging and you get to learn a lot from the people around you as well so don’t be afraid to communicate with others!
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Biology Laboratory Assistant

May - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed working in a medical lab and working to develop an abstract and data collection

What I wish was different

I enjoyed the experience thoroughly, would not change anything

Advice

It is incredibly engaging and you will learn a lot. It can also help you develop an idea of what you would like to commit to after graduating from undergraduate.
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Spine Intern

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I was able to gain exposure to a lot of different areas in healthcare.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Patient Care Assistant

May 2016 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Hands-on experience with patients, nurses, doctors, and other health care workers. I learned how to better manage my time, communicate with patients from all different backgrounds, and work well with my colleagues.

What I wish was different

Being able to schedule my own hours.

Advice

Get your foot in the door early for nursing if you want to work in a city. I found this internship after sophomore year and have been back during my breaks and the summer before senior year.
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Research trainee

June - September 2017 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I was given independence and real responsibility over my own project, but advice was accessible and always offered in a friendly manner when requested.

What I wish was different

I would have like to have been paid.

Advice

Lab work involves downtime. Be friendly and hang out in the lab, but also have books or something to read or do when bored.
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Rheumatology Research Trainee

June 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Super nice and supportive working environment. Involved in bench research actively and also being able to contribute to data analysis work. Learn tons of knowledge of immunology and gain the chance to shadow with physicians. Given chance to present about the research independently.

What I wish was different

More chances to learn more about the general operation of the hospital or as a research institute

Advice

Bring your full package of passion and learn as much as you can!
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Materials Handler

June 2014 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Great work environment.

What I wish was different

Wish I was able to apply what I am majoring in to my summer job.

Advice

As long as you are happy, everything will fall into place.
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