FIRST PERSON: ‘Clinical Research is challenging’Editorial Team214|2Last Updated:11:47 am, May 14, 2012
Anushree Pradeep Sharma believes in taking a challenge. Being from a non-medical background did not stop this student from taking up a M Sc in Clinical Trials (IGNOU). She speaks to indiancolleges about her course...
Tell us about yourself…
I have done my B Tech in Bioinformatics from Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai. My main interests are IT and biological data. That is why I joined clinical research. I like taking all kind of challenges.
How did you hear about Clinical Research?
I already had basic knowledge related to data management in this field from my graduation days as my graduation and the clinical research were interlinked.
Why did you go for a degree in Clinical Research?
To give something a kick start, we need to begin with the basics. I was interested in data management and knew that I needed to get certified. This is why I opted for a national level degree program.
What is the best part of the course for you?
Everything is a new experience, but hearing about the practical experience from the industrial people is exciting.
What parts of the course do you find challenging?
Studying pharmacology is the toughest part as I am from a non-medical background.
How many hours do you study for?
I study as and when I want to.
Is there any advice you would like to give students who are interested in taking the course?
Attending lectures halves your tension of studying. If I pay attention, most of my work is over then and there.
What kind of job are you hoping to get after graduating?
Preferably Clinical Research Associate or Clinical Data Management jobs.
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