Zain Adil Shabbir
Patient Support Corps (PSC) Database Development
Over the summer, along with Dr. Belkora, will be working to design and implement a longitudinal program evaluation database on REDCap software that will track the student journey from program entry into the Patient Support Corps to educational and employment outcomes. Additionally, I will work to further develop our patient tracking database to reduce technical debt and maximize efficiency of the system for better user experience. This development of program infrastructure through dual database development would benefit the Patient Support Corps as we will be able to report on our cohort of alumni and demonstrate how participation has influenced educational and employment outcomes as well as make it easier for PSC interns to work with the complex technology used in the PSC. In addition, we can share our database design with other URAP projects who could similarly track their student trajectories.