Simi (Parminder) Sekhon, M.A.
**** ******** **., *** *****, CA 94565
OBJECTIVE To obtain employment and gain a career foundation in the area of Clinical Research/Regulatory Affairs.
Present Enrolled in a Clinical Trials Monitoring Course
University of California, Santa Clara, CA
2011 M.A. in Counseling Psychology
John F. Kennedy University,
Pleasant Hill, CA
Master’s Thesis: Attitudes Towards Mental Health in South Asian Population: A Quantitative Study
2006 B.A. Psychology
B.S. Health Sciences
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
2007 Volunteer at Kensington Preschool.
Duties included observing children’s behavior in the classroom environment.
2003 - 2006 Cleveland State University Dean’s List.
2005 Volunteer at Cleveland Clinic.
Duties included assisting nurses in the ER.
7/1/2012-Present Clinical Research Coordinator Department of Emergency Medicine Stanford University Medical Center
Duties include mastering several study protocols, providing training to other health care professionals, screening emergency department patients for study eligibility, randomizing patients and obtaining consent, following patients through clinical the clinical trial, completing case report forms, coordinating and conducting patient follow up evaluations.
4/2010 - 4/2011 Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
John F. Kennedy University Holistic Counseling Center
Duties included individual, couples, and family therapy; developing treatment plans; maintaining professional case notes; interviewing prospective clients; and negotiating fees. Supervision and training included 2-hours weekly group supervision where cases were presented, 1-hour weekly individual supervision, and 2 hours professional training weekly.
4/2010 - 4/2011 School Counselor
Westlake Middle School
As part of my trainee experience I was school counselor for a diverse population of children grades 6-8.
Duties included providing individual counseling; observing children’s behavior in classroom; collaborating with teachers and family in the best interests of the child.
Additionally, these experiences included working with children that required special education in each of these capacities. Developed specific treatment and behavior plans directed towards meeting the needs of this population.
Supervision included two hours of group supervision weekly, where clinical cases were presented.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
4/2010 - 4/2011 As part of my professional trainee experience I managed the office at John F. Kennedy University Holistic Counseling Center.
Duties included preparing for trainings and working with the Information Technology team. I was responsible for training staff on technology equipment to improve office efficiency.
8/2002 – 5/2007 Certified Pharmacy Technician
CVS Pharmacy, Twinsburg, Ohio
Duties included filling prescriptions, third party billing, consulting with doctors and patients, and generating reports; maintaining inventory and inventory records.
• Knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines
• Fluent in Hindi and Punjabi
• Knowledge of medical terminology and pharmacology
• SPS (Statistical package for Social Sciences) data analysis
• Strong computer and IT skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point at post graduate level
• Excellent people and communication skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Excellent team player
• Efficient, hardworking and punctual
• Excellent at multitasking
RELATED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
2005 - 2006 Neuroscience
Studied the physiology of the brain in a laboratory setting.
2005 - 2006 Gross Anatomy
Studied physiology of the human body through dissection of cadavers in a laboratory setting.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
1/2008 - 7/2008 Sales Clerk
Duties included managing sales transactions; assisting customers with buyer preferences and sales choice.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST