Company/Organization: Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
Mentor(s):Dr. Judith Rabkin
Topic of Internship
Columbia University department of psychiatry is in affiliation with New York State Psychiatric Institute. NYSPI is known for its exceptional clinical trials and research clinics, with over 500 funded studies with budget totaling 86 million dollars. There are many departments within the Institute such as Alzheimer’s Disease Clinic, Brain Imaging, and Depression Evaluation service.
Summary of Internship
Internship at Columbia University department of psychiatry involves your common sense and enthusiasm. Tasks range from photocopying packets, assembling workbooks for patients, and data entry and verification. Although some tasks are more complicated than others, with help from my mentor as well as other employees, I was able to finish every task. It is a psychiatric research center and you have to remember that there are no labs or surgeries going on. However, it is a great experience to learn about human research and different psychiatric diseases.
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