The internship is a year-long, paid internship that starts in June. It’s at Regions Hospital in the Critical Care Research Center. It is a great opportunity for those who are looking to become nurses, clinical researchers, M.D.’s and Physician Assistants. It is an awesome way for those taking a gap year before applying for graduate school to gain experience. We mainly hire students who have just graduated since the hours are evenings and overnights with the additional day shift Saturday and Sunday and it is required that you work both types of shifts in order to get experience about what these types of shifts are like. We will occasionally hire students who are in their final year of school as well if they stand out in their resume and interview and have a schedule that allows them to accommodate these shifts. The shift times are 3pm-11:30pm (evening) and 11pm-7:30am (overnights), with the additional 7am-3:30pm (day) shift on weekends. The schedule is determined at our monthly intern meeting where we all meet and train on upcoming studies and get caught up with what’s going on in the department. Interns determine which shifts they can work based on their schedule that month. The shifts are spent mainly in the Emergency Department screening and enrolling patients in our various studies. We have studies in the Emergency Room, the ICUs and the Burn Center. You will learn how these studies work in and out and will be a great resource to the hospital staff when these patients come in. Sometimes there will be other work to do, such as data abstractions or literature reviews, and later in the internship there will be personal research projects to be worked on as well. We offer many learning and professional development opportunities, including ride-alongs with an Emergency Medicine Services physician, a cadaver lab, ability to observe minor Emergency Room procedures, CPR training, Violence Prevention training, and many others. If this sounds like something you are interested in, go to https://www.regionshospital.com/rh2/careers/index.html and search “Clinical Research Intern” (Job ID: 42974).
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