First, welcome to our research community! Also, congratulations on your first year of medical school. You are at the start of what will be a long and simply marvelous journey.
For any young person looking to become increasingly involved in research I always will recommend that they begin with finding a good mentor and role model. See if they could give you a little bit of time over a cup of coffee (everyone loves coffee). Find a person who inspires you.
Even though I have been doing clinical cancer research for over 30 years, I still have a lot to learn and I am fortunate to have many individuals, both inside and outside of ASCO, who are still graciously helping me to continue on my journey as well. There is no doubt that my passion for research has driven me over this course of time and has kept me from burning out. I truly hope you will find pleasure in research as well.
David M. Waterhouse, M.D., MPH Co-Chair, Department of Clinical Research Oncology Hematology Care Cincinnati, OH 45242 Office (513) 751-2273 Cell (513) 673-1441 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Participating in a clinical trial is the first step to fighting cancer; not the last."