The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is looking for interns to participate in our Summer Research Internship Program. The goal of this clinical research opportunity is to improve cardiovascular health with a focus on heart transplantation and heart failure. Responsibilities for interns include: conducting literature searches and drafting data collection tools; collecting demographic and medical information from medical records; entering and managing data in project spreadsheets; assisting in preparation of results in the form of abstracts and manuscripts; participating in research meetings; completing training in the protection of human subjects; adhering to HIPAA requirements. Clinical observations, including shadowing physicians at out-patient clinics and during in-patient hospital rounds will also be included.
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
1. Conduct scientific literature reviews on assigned topics
2. Draft data collection tools for research queries
3. Collect demographic and medical information from multiple sources, including medical records
4. Manage data in project spreadsheets, ensuring data integrity and accuracy
5. Assist in preparation of study results for abstracts and manuscript submissions to peer-review forums
6. Participate in weekly research staff meetings
7. Complete training in the protection of human subjects; adhering to HIPAA requirements.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.