Biochemistry senior, Karyn Yates worked this summer completing her Capstone at Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Glenn Dale, MD. Some of her tasks as an intern were working with patient documents and understanding the clinical research studies. “The two main studies that I have worked closely with are about Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and Acne Vulgaris. I also joined the research staff during their trainings for upcoming studies. Even though I will miss the upcoming studies because I will be back in classes at Stevenson, the staff still wanted me to join the training sessions because they say I am a part of the team.”

Prior to this internship, Karyn knew that she was interested in skin care, but she wasn’t sure if she wanted to work with cosmetics or on the medical side of skin care. “I hoped this internship would help clear up some of my questions for my career, and it has! I now know that medical dermatology is exactly where I want to be.”