Student Intern

Tufts Medical Center Boston, MA
* The Center for Health Solutions (formerly The Health Institute), directed by Susan K. Parsons, MD, was founded in 1988. The Center's overall mission is to improve health by advancing measurement of and knowledge about the social, behavioral, medical and biological factors that influence individual and population health.

To accomplish this goal, the Center develops tools to advance the science of outcomes measurement from the patient's point of view; engages in large-scale research projects to examine the links between structure, process and outcomes of health care; conducts multidisciplinary research into the complex pathways linking health and its social, behavioral, medical and biological determinants; and works with clinicians, government, employers, health plans and other public and private sector organizations to translate research into practice and policy.

The Summer Intern, under Dr. Parsons' direction, will conduct health-outcomes research pertaining to the sickle-cell and the cancer care experience. The summer internship lasts approximately 8 weeks. The intern is expected to work approximately 32 hours per week. Participation in this health outcomes research will promote the intern's understanding of health services research.


The Summer Intern's primary responsibility will be to participate in ongoing research aimed at understanding the care experience for patients with sickle cell disease and cancer.


Medical student--first or second year, preferred, although other qualified individuals will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Demonstrated attention to detail

Ability to produce work in a timely manner

Basic understanding of health-outcomes research

Strong written and verbal communication

Ability to work cooperatively and competently in a team setting

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