"When joining BU School of Public Health, I was apprehensive about how public health knowledge could be applied to my primary goal of becoming a healthcare provider. This internship experience has become the bridge for that disconnect. I discovered my data analysis abilities placed me in an important position within our research team. Thus far, I have enhanced my communication, leadership, and public speaking skills, and fortified my commitment to the field of medicine. Thanks to the internship, I am confident that I will be able to bond both my passion for research with my passion for becoming a clinician.: – Avi Purohit, MPH Candidate, Boston University School of Public Health, 2015-2016 PACaRI

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"I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work in the laboratory and gain experience with laboratory skills, the research process, developing and adapting protocols, and running experiments. I have gained a very realistic perspective on how research works--many obstacles come up that make a project take much longer than expected, and difficulties in completing one step of the process prevent the project from moving forward until that step has been completed. I have also gained an immense passion for research through investigating research questions, learning about the nuances and greater implications of a project, and running experiments to develop these conclusions." Emily Greenwald, Brandeis University, PACaRI 2015-2016

One of the most memorable and important experiences I had during my internship was when I attended the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) conference. Prior to the conference, I felt like my research was insignificant and couldn't really see the purpose of it -- except for my benefits. However, at SPA I had a lot of visitors come by my poster and really ask about my project. A lot of these physicians agreed that the data wasn't really out there regarding my topic and that my study would be a good start. When Dr. Yuki was asked to collaborate by another physician, that was when I really saw the true value of the work. It opened my eyes to the possibilities as a future physician.—Sandra Lee, PACaRI 2014-2015