Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.
Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global community. The Cochrane International Mobility programme connects successful applicants with a placement in a host Cochrane Group, learning more about the production, use, and knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews. The prgramme offers opportunities for learning and training not only for participants but also for host staff.
In this series, we profile those that have participated in the Cochrane International Mobility Program and learn more about their experiences.
Name: Carolina Severiche Mena
Cochrane International Mobility location: Cochrane Croatia
How did you first learn about Cochrane?
I have been a Cochrane member since 2019. I became interested in Cochrane because I was impressed by its commitment to making high-quality medical information accessible to people worldwide. That motivated me to volunteer my time and support its mission.
What was your experience with Cochrane International Mobility?
Participating in CIM has been very rewarding. It has helped me develop professional skills and increase my knowledge of research methodologies. I also had the opportunity to complete Cochrane Interactive Training. All these tasks have been carried out remotely, given COVID-19.
What are you doing now in relation to your Cochrane International Mobility experience?
Currently, I am preparing my first systemic review about peripheral artery disease and patient-centered outcomes. In the future, I plan to continue collaborating with Cochrane on cardiovascular disease and patient-centered care initiatives. Meanwhile, I am attending online webinars hosted by Cochrane to refine my technical knowledge.
Do you have any words of advice to anyone conserving a Cochrane International Mobility experience?
I highly recommend this experience to medical professionals or students who want to increase their research methodology skills and systematic review knowledge.