Farah Shoukat, MBBS, CCRP
As a highly qualified and experienced research assistant, I have demonstrated strong analytical, reporting and coordination of results, and updates. Leveraging a medical background, I have also established a high degree of credibility in the healthcare sector.
Summary Reviewed patients’ medical charts for a study on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Collaborated with scientists, research assistants and coordinators, genetic counselors, and students. Supervised and trained 30 research students, and maintained relationships with various institutes. Utilized Risk Factor Study and Henrietta Banting databases. Performed study-related administrative tasks such as calling patients, and organizing documents. Certifications Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP) – SOCRA (2016). Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certificate, Oxford College, Toronto (2014). Tri Council Policy Statement 2 (TCPS-2) Certificate, Oxford College, Toronto (2014). Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification (2013). Symposia The Sixth International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Montreal (2016). Canadian Breast Cancer Symposium, Toronto (2015).
Courses Statistics Project Management Data Management Drug Development Process Drug Safety Adverse Events Management Organization and Monitoring of Clinical Trials Comprehensive Understanding of REB Application Protocol Development CRF ICF Data Collection Techniques Bio-Statistical Methods for Clinical Research.
Education Post Graduate Diploma; Clinical Research, Oxford College, Toronto (2014). Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Baqai Medical University, Pakistan (1997). Additional
Fairview Ten Medical Clinic, Mississauga (2011 – 2012). Levi Walk-In Clinic, Mississauga (2009 – 2011).
North Hamilton Community Health Centre, Hamilton (2003 – 2005). Diverse Interests Fluent in English, Urdu, and Punjabi. Technical Skills MS Office Excel Word Access PowerPoint SPSS REDCap. CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT 2014 – April 2018
WOMEN’S COLLEGE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TORONTO
• Reviewed patients’ medical charts for a study on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in high risk families.
• Collaborated with ten professionals, including scientists, research assistants, research coordinators, genetic counselors, students, and interns.
• Worked with various departments, including Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit with Dr. Steven Narod as Unit Director, Women’s College Research Unit, and Women’s College Hospital.
• Assisted management of a registry containing 15,000 women who carry a BRCA mutation globally.
• Experience of preparing Research Ethic Board (REB) applications, protocols and informed consent forms. PROFILE
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• Provided progress reports on a regular basis to the supervisor, on overviews, summaries, achievements, challenges, and next steps.
• Contacted family physicians for additional data via standard bi-annual forms. Accessed clinical treatment records at WCH Health, and requested information on vital statuses and causes of death in a cohort from the Ontario Cancer Registry (CCO). Used EPR to extract data.
• Obtained medical data on research participants from registries and hospitals, including Women’s College Hospital policies and standards, Occupational H&S, study protocols, regulatory documents, and ethics details.
• Performed study-related administrative tasks such as calling patients, organizing documents, mailing packages, faxing, and photocopying.
• Utilized Risk Factor Study and Henrietta Banting databases.
• Corresponded with centres by sending emails to confirm mailed packages and inquiring about missing and inconsistent data.
• Communicated with 50 sites (breast cancer treatment centres) from 17 countries, including Canada, US, Europe, and Asia.
• Supervised and trained 30 research students, and maintained relationships with various institutes, including Humber College, Seneca College, Oxford College, University of Waterloo, and Ryerson University (IT-MD Program). MEDICAL OFFICER 2006 – 2009
ALLAMA IQBAL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, PAKISTAN
• Managed a general practice clinic serving sub-urban populations with a focus on infectious diseases and geriatric disorders.
• Collaborated with a team of healthcare practitioners and multi-disciplinary colleagues, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, physiotherapists, x-ray technicians, ultra-sonographers, psychiatrics, and social workers. MEDICAL OFFICER 1998 – 2002
SHAIKH ZAYED POST GRADUATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE, PAKISTAN
• Worked as a medical officer in internal medicine and pediatrics units, rotating through gastroenterology, nephrology, respirology, hematology/oncology, cardiology, emergency, and OPD clinics.
• Assisted in various ward procedures and actively participated in all academic activities, including creating discharge plans, and performing thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar punctures, and intercostal drain insertions.
• Gained experience working in the Pediatric Unit, Pediatric ER, and Neonatal ICU. Performed newborn intubation and resuscitation, and attended births.
Survival Differences in Women with and without Autologous Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. Semple J, Metcalfe K, Shoukat F, Sun P, Narod S