For the summer of 2020, I worked as an intern at the Phenotypic and Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Lab led by Dr. Hanson at Boston Children’s Hospital. I worked closely with Dr. Ellen Hanson, the director of the Neurodevelopment Disorders Developmental Program. I had multiple expectations and requirements as a Developmental Medicine intern during the weeks of summer 2020. I scored videos of lab participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researched multiple peer-reviewed articles, and led journal clubs with the other interns. Lastly, I compiled all of my research into a final presentation that evaluated ASD stereotypic behavior in relation to physical exercise. The internship was incredible, and I will be returning to BCH in October 2020 to work on-site with other researchers and specialists in the Developmental Medicine Department.
Patterson, KK Holmes, "Developmental Medicine Intern at Boston Children's Hospital" (2020). Internship Reflection Papers. 2050.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.