I am a recent Bachelor of Science graduate from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. I completed a four-year major in Medical and Molecular Biology with a minor in Pre-Medical Health Studies. As a freshman in college, I knew that I wanted to go to medical school one day. I chose to major in Molecular Biology to become educated in the life sciences and incorporate research into my academic career.
I joined ISPE towards the end of March 2018. The moment I joined, I began to benefit from multiple ISPE events. ISPE helped me immerse myself into several networking opportunities. I have met several industry employees and other students passionate about their research. I’ve learned a lot and have had the opportunity to compete. The research poster competition in April was the best experience I had to wrap up my last year in college.
The local poster competition in Worcester was open to all students in the New England area who had a passion for research. Several of my friends from MCPHS participated. We were all very supportive of each other and were greeted with kindness and generosity at the competition site. I had the opportunity to meet several other ISPE members and share my cholera research with them. I also had ample time to walk around and listen to other students’ presentations and learn about the important work they do in their labs.
I am very excited to attend the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo. I anticipate networking with several amazing people who share the same interests as me. Not only will be I be participating in the International Student Poster Competition but also the Young Professionals Networking Event. What is so great about this annual meeting is that I can participate in several events as a student member. I am excited to learn new things from the new people I will meet. I encourage anyone who has not already a member to join ISPE and jump start their careers.
ISPE has already helped me succeed towards my future career goals. Medical school looks for well-rounded applicants every year, and ISPE has helped me add to my own application. I hope to attend medical school during Fall 2019 and pursue a residency in surgery one day.