Christine Sutanto

Tell me about a distinct memory you have from your research internship?

Traveling to different places in the US with Dr Nasseri, Dr Artinyan and Rachel, and getting the opportunity to present the projects we’ve worked on for a year at a surgical conferences. I learned how to present the ideas more clearly and develop better presenting techniques.

What did you learn the most about surgery/medicine so far in your research internship?

Surgery is really cool and useful, but it takes a lot of work. I learned a lot about statistical research and how that helps us analyze data, which ultimately shapes/improves the way we practice medicine. I learned the importance of balance, to not just focus on work, but to continue to live your life, because this journey is a marathon.

What did you learn the most about yourself in your research internship?

I learned that I want to continue conducting research even as a practicing physician. I learned the importance of not spreading myself out too thin, so that I can really focus on what I have to do and do it well.

Why would you recommend this research internship to others who follow your footsteps?

It’s a great experience, you learn how to do retrospective research, get a glimpse of data analytics/statistics, learn how to publish papers and present your projects in surgical conferences. You’ll have a better understanding of what it takes to conduct good research, understand the limitations of research and how to work around them etc. You also get to shadow doctors during this research internship.

What are your long term career goals?

Still thinking about it.

How did the research internship help you meet your long term career goals?

It helped me to explore a different aspect of research that I have never worked on before.

What is the most recent TV show or series you have watched?

True Detective

If you could have any meal in the world delivered to you right now, what would it be?