Boston Children's Hospital

About Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.

Boston Children's is ranked the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.

Boston Children’s is dedicated to creating a culture where all patients, families, clinicians, researchers, staff, and communities feel empowered and supported. We are committed to working together to support health equity and promote anti-racist practices. This is not merely an aspirational goal, and in August 2020, we shared our formal Declaration on Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity that will be our guiding compass in making this goal a reality.

With more than 40 clinical departments and 258 specialized clinical programs, Boston Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States.


Pathology Administration Intern

April 2019 Boston, MA
“The experiences at my internships that I enjoyed the most were leading a team of interns, coordinating clinical research requests for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and organize billing and invoices for the administrative team of the Department of Pathology. Before the pandemic, my main responsibility was to provide shadow opportunities for other student interns who wanted to pursue a career in Pathology, Histology, or Cytology. I was able to schedule the interns with different types of employees such as principal investigators, chief pathologists, lab technicians, and molecular lab supervisors. In addition to providing shadowing opportunities, I worked with my teammates to accomplish front office and administrative tasks such as filing requisitions and shipping consult slides back to their original medical institution. During the pandemic, our clinical research assistant was stepping down from his position to pursue osteopathic medicine and the department needed someone to take over. While I was leading my team of interns, the CRA asked us for some assistance with approving cases to be sent to DFCI for tumor reviews. I was well trained in his position and was able to act as part intern and part CRA for six months. I communicated with the DFCI clinical research team on a weekly basis to make sure that the PROFILE, COG, and GAIN requests were in progress and fulfilled. Using applications such as REDCap and Excel, I was able to track all possible requests made by DFCI and never ran into any errors. Recently, I trained our new CRA so that our team was still operable and efficient. This was my favorite experience during my internship. Lastly, I was able to practice my financial skills and created invoices for external billing. I learned from our administrative associates on how to deposit checks and track our billing for the department. I was also in charge of transitioning our administrative department to digital financial records on Excel. Originally, we used SliQ software to track our invoices but the team had a change of heart and I moved all of our invoice tracking to Excel. ”

Emergency Medicine Research Assistant

March 2018 Boston, MA
“The multitude and diverse tasks I encountered on a weekly basis that introduced me to many aspects of research.”
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