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: Greta Sibrecht
Location: Poznan, Poland
Cochrane International Mobility location: Cochrane Sweden
How did you first learn about Cochrane?
Online! I was reading Cochrane reviews during my studies. I use them to be updated about fields of medicine that interest me, especially neonatology. Last summer (2019) my colleague visited Cochrane Sweden and thanks to him I got to know about Cochrane International Mobility.
What was your experience with Cochrane International Mobility?
I'm involved in virtual CIM, which means that I work remotely from my home city in Poland. Working in an international environment gives me a lot of fun while learning and broadens my mind. It is also a very good way to see thighs from a different perspective, not only during the time of internship abroad but also from our homes.
What are you doing now in relation to your Cochrane International Mobility experience?
Together with Matteo Bruschettini and the team, we are preparing the review about minimizing blood loss in preterm babies. It's the topic I'm very much interested in - I'd like to become a neonatologist in the future.
Do you have any words of advice to anyone conserving a Cochrane International Mobility experience?
It's a mistake not to try!