My passion for clinical research began during my medical school. In the last few years, I have learned more about the importance of clinical research. They are a vital research tool for advancing patient care and furthering medical knowledge. Positive outcomes of clinical trials can help healthcare decision makers direct more resources to what works best for the patient. However, clinicians must have the required knowledge that will enable them to understand and analyze the clinical trials. I believe that education is the key to a better understanding of clinical trials. It is also the key to learning about what’s new in the world of research.
My first experience in research began during my internship in 2011. I conducted a cohort study with two other colleagues using minimal resources. Despite that, our data was presented in multiple meetings including the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting and was eventually published.
I am currently a second-year neuroimmunology fellow at the Mayo Clinic, for multiple sclerosis. Over the past year, I’ve built up a great deal of clinical knowledge and experience and have participated in a few projects. Additionally, I have had the chance to work with a few physicians who have completed CRSP. Although I have a basic understanding, I have come to realize that I need more in-depth knowledge of clinical research. Therefore, I would like to supplement my clinical training with an academic pursuit by applying for the Master’s in Clinical Research program at Secranton University.
This year, I’m planning to start my fellowship research project which will be about the impact of smoking on the brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis. I’m confident that, CRSP program will help me with my project. It will also provide me with the solid foundation to plan and implement clinical research projects, analyze, interpret and present clinical research data.
One of my goals, after I return home, is to establish a center for multiple sclerosis that provides multidisciplinary and specialized care for patients with multiple sclerosis. I will also have the chance to conduct more researches that represent our population. Unfortunately, the Middle East remains a highly underrepresented region for clinical studies. Although the landscape is changing, the interest in our region remains limited. To improve the lack of research in our region, we need first to realize the need for research in our region and to have the required skills to establish a well-organized environment for research.
I would appreciate the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge needed to become a competent physician and researcher. I hope you will see on my resume that I have the skills needed to complete your program.