Joseph Williams (CDE)
I am in the process of applying to medical school. I see myself eventually working clinically in emergency medicine or critical care medicine and academically designing/conducting implementation science at both the international and community levels. I hope to partner with global agencies such as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders or Partners in Health.
Value of Experience
I was asked to compile data and perform big-data analysis to ascertain vaccination cost, distribution levels, and differences in vaccine compliance across high-, middle- and low-income countries. Coming into this internship, I had completed one year of statistical training and coding in R. I was excited to put these skills to the test in a real-world environment. After completing the task and submitting graphs and statistical findings, my supervisor was impressed with the product, and I felt I had been given an opportunity to reinforce my skills. The project gave me a greater appreciation of how biostatistics can be applied to real-world problems.