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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Biology Research Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Perhaps the most important thing I learned over the summer was that I genuinely love working in a lab setting. I truly believe it is a priceless skill to be able to form a hypothesis and then be able to turn around and test it empirically. The curiosity and excitement birthed by asking an original question serves as fuel for the work and effort required to yield results. The entire process of lab research from forming a hypothesis to analyzing data is thrilling, electric, and thoroughly fulfilling. I plan to take this newfound love for the lab with me to a graduate program in neuropharmacology with the ultimate goal of researching and discovering new drugs. I hope that someday my work will be able to help individuals who are suffering from debilitating neurodegenerative disorders.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

If you ever get the opportunity to work at the Maze Lab, do it!
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Research Intern

July - December 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I use a lot of what I learned in my courses in school

What I wish was different

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Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Applying biological and medical principles to solve a clinical problem

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Great opportunity to engage in academic research
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Intern at Mount Sinai International Exchange Program

June - August 2018 • Cuernavaca, Morelos Municipality

What I liked

It was a fulfilling international experience that allowed a broad range of experiences alongside meaningful and important work.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I received great mentorship and had a terrific experience.

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Biology Research Intern

July - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I had a great experience and learned a lot. It helped me decide that I wanted to go to Icahn for graduate school

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been a little longer so I could have gotten more done

Advice

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SURP Fellow

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I learned a lot about careers in medicine as well as know more about the graduate school.

What I wish was different

I do wish the process for shadowing a doctor had been streamlined.

Advice

Learn as much as you can about the school, but also learn to enjoy what NYC has to offer.
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Technology Development Intern

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Very friendly group of people. They focused on enriching my knowledge and gave me quality experiences to share with potential employers.

What I wish was different

Advice

Read as many journal publications and articles as possible so you can learn quickly.
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Research Associate

July 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

learning from people in my prospective field(s). Learning about cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics/genomics, stem cells, and laboratory techniques on a hands-on basis and on a graduate level.

What I wish was different

I wish could have worked more.

Advice

Do as much as you can to push yourself to learn as much as you can.
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