Recently, I started as a Research Coordinator in the Division of General Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital. I completed my MSc training, under the supervision of Dr. David Urbach (’10-’12) at the Toronto General Research Institute and Dr. Nancy Baxter at St. Michael’s Hospital, through the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
During my time as a graduate student, I had the pleasure of interacting with a variety of researchers and scientists in the Department of Clinical Decision-Making and Healthcare at the Toronto General Hospital. Interactions with other graduate students, as well as research analysts and coordinators, provided me with a unique learning environment and truly enhanced my graduate experience.
After about a year into my Master’s thesis, I knew that I was interested in pursuing a job in healthcare research with a focus in surgical oncology and health services research. I also wanted a position that would allow me to network with clinician-scientists, work as part of an integral team and manage many aspects of research.
My current position has been a perfect fit! I am achieving many of the goals that I set out for myself since defending my thesis and transitioning into a new environment. New challenges and endeavours are the most exciting part!
In my spare time, I really enjoy travelling and soaking up other cultures. Since I’ve completed my MSc, I have been able to escape to Europe and ventured to the UK, France and Switzerland. I also enjoy the outdoors, especially in the Fall, when the weather is perfect for apple picking and trail hiking.