My name is Daniel Gomes and I am a Biochemistry major, sophomore student with a strong interest towards healthcare and medicine, particularly in the fields of Immunology, Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy. Coming from a third world country where infectious diseases are so prevalent, and a shortage of doctors is so evident, has further inspired me to pursue a career in medicine and research. Newer, deadlier and more drug-resistant forms of infectious viruses, bacterium and parasites continue to be a burden on the world, which is why I have focused my interest in the area of healthcare and medicine and would like to contribute to it in whatever way I can to remedy this issue. As a second year student, I intend to go to a medical school or enroll into an MD/PhD program after graduating from Earlham College. The research projects that I have been a part of so far and the ones that I shall do in the future have been and will be imperative to me in achieving my set goals. I believe that I should get as many tangible research experiences as possible in the fields of Biomedical Research as early on in my undergraduate career as possible so that I can expand my knowledge base and at the same time meet new people from the numerous “sub-fields” of medicine.
About This Internship:
This highly competitive program is designed for you to get acquainted with Biomedical Research and some of the career paths that you can take in this field. For the 10 weeks of the internship you will primarily be exposed to and conduct biomedical research in the laboratory you have been selected for. Students are expected to participate in research for at least 40 hours per week. Before you start your research, the internship program will conduct laboratory safety training and you will complete a short test. Most laboratories hold their own specific weekly meetings; please check with your mentor regarding the locations and times for these meetings.
Daniel Gomes '18
Riley Hospital Intern, Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research