Ready to become a Clinical Research Associate, and you wonder what to do next, or what prerequisites are required? Have you been applying for CRA positions with no response? Or, are you new to the CRA role, and wonder what to expect? These are some questions that Clinical Research Professional, Elizabeth Waddell, dives into on her Let's Get Clinical Podcast. In addition to her online courses and step-by-guides, each episode is designed to help YOU pursue a career in clinical research while providing foundational tips that will help transition to a successful CRA career. Elizabeth comes from 19+ years of clinical industry experience that includes time as a road warrior CRA and Clinical Operations Manager/Trainer. Elizabeth's specialty is her communication style, love for people, and the desire to see those succeed in their dream career. Discover the intricacies of the CRA role, and tips for excelling in this amazing career as a Clinical Research Associate.
Monitoring During COVID-19 - Interview with Jasmine Smith, Senior CRA
#021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so much including the clinical research industry. Have you wondered how this will affect monitoring as a Clinical Research Associate?
During this episode, I will be talking with Jasmine Smith and I am so excited! She has over 6 years of clinical research experience and is a Senior CRA. Jasmine is knowledgeable with Risk Based Monitoring, 100% Source Data Verification, Unblinded, and Remote Monitoring. She is experienced with Phase II and III studies in the following therapeutic areas: Vaccines, Cardiovascular/Vascular Disease, Rare Disease, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal, Pediatrics/Neonatology, Rheumatology, and Nephrology/Urology.
Join us, as we discuss helpful travel tips and monitoring during COVID-19.
Types of Monitoring Visits Overview
#020 – If you are new to research, you may not be familiar with the types of monitoring visits that CRAs perform. In this episode I will address questions regarding monitoring visits and why each type of visit is required. Yay!! Join me for Q&A, as I share some experiences from my own CRA journey.
Where have I been?
#019 –Have you wondered what happened to me? LOL! So sorry for fading out, but I do have a good reason. In this episode, I will tell you where I have been and what I have been working on. I’ll give you a hint, it involves a new course 😉 Join me as I share details regarding the course, my purpose, my passion, and some experiences from my own CRA journey. See you there!
Site Updates or Issues and the Domino Effect
#018 – Have you ever heard the term domino effect? Where something sets off a chain of events? This happens MANY times in monitoring when there are changes at a site, or an update with regulatory documents. One thing can cause a whole domino effect. In this episode I will discuss different scenarios when monitoring and the chain of events, or documents, that follow. Join me as I share some experiences from my own CRA journey, as well as helpful tips to monitor efficiently.
Monitoring Tips Q&A
#017 – It is time for Questions and Answers!! In this episode I will address listener questions. Yahoo!! Have you ever wondered how to develop good monitoring visit routine and habits? What tools to help keep organized and meet deliverable deadlines? How to calculate study drug compliance? Tips to getting your start as a CRA? Join me for Q&A, as I share some experiences from my own CRA journey, as well as helpful tools to monitor efficiently.
Consistency In Monitoring
#016 – Monitors are responsible for ensuring subject safety and data integrity. As a CRA, sometimes I felt like a detective on-site looking for clues in order to verify compliance with the protocol, GCPs, and federal regulations. What happens when these “clues” are inconsistent? In this episode I discuss the importance of consistency in monitoring, and ways to ensure data is reliable. Join me, as I share helpful tips to think about when reviewing source documentation in addition to the Investigator Site File.
I’ve learned a lot from this podcast
Very informative and great stories!!
Elizabeth was very easy to listen to and broke down the information in a way that was easily digestible. In a field of monotonous and robotic CRA podcasts she comes across as warm and sincere. You can tell that she really wants you to succeed. Whether you’re on the way to your next class or to your next site give her a listen. You’ll definitely pick up something new. I promise you won’t disappointed. Looking forward to hearing what’s next to come.
Fun and Informative
Wow, I can’t wait until I can get my CEU credits from The CRA Helper! In the meantime I’m going to listen to Beth and “self-study” as I get ready to launch my new career as a CRA. Thanks for sharing so much helpful stuff to us newbies!