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  • Jessica Vickery, BSc. (Hons) Biology, Minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Supervisor:

Dr. Robin Urquhart

Program of Study:

MSc, Epidemiology & Applied Health Research

Project Title:

Investigating How the Type and Magnitude of Needs Post-Treatment Impact Health Care Utilization in Cancer Survivors

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2021
  • Research Nova Scotia, Scotia Scholars Master’s Award (2021)
  • Mount Allison University Independent Student Research Grant (2019)

Career Aspirations:

Following the completion of my master’s degree, I intend on pursuing a degree in medicine with the specific goal of becoming an oncologist, focusing on cancer research within my practice. The combination of my current degree and thesis is helping me see beyond one’s presenting disease to understanding the importance of one’s emotional health and wellbeing as they manage an illness. Basically, my Master’s experience is helping me more fully recognize the importance of person-centred care. As a physician scientist, I want to continue to conduct meaningful and relevant research and bring my findings into my clinical practice to better prepare patients for their cancer journey and to practice in ways that more holistically consider a person’s needs during and after treatment.

Location:

Dalhousie University
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