Summer Scholars: Meet Madeline Clayton

Name:  Madeline Clayton

Hometown:  born and raised in Greensboro, NC.

Undergraduate University: Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a minor in Psychology, North Carolina State University

Summer Scholar’s Project: Implementing a diabetes checklist at the Campbell Community Care Clinic to help improve continuity of care.  I worked with Dr.Kaprielian to build the checklist and implementation plan for the clinic.  At the end of the project, I will build a poster to help show the results of our pre vs post audits.

Why did you choose to participate in Summer Scholars?  I chose to participate in summer scholars because it is a wonderful opportunity to help build my toolbox for research, to get more experience with QI projects, learn how to present research via poster presentation, and learn how to conduct myself in research settings.

What do you hope the impact of your project will be? With this project, I hope to impact those in the local community who are underserved and don’t necessarily have regular providers to help ensure they have a good continuity of care.

What are you future goals?  I hope to practice medicine in North Carolina.  As of right now, I am interested in Emergency Medicine and putting some focus into mass casualty incident training and/or helping domestic and child abuse survivors.

What do you enjoy in your free time?  Some passions outside of medicine are fostering dogs (I currently have 3 now all with special needs), revamping old furniture, and spending time with my husband.

What advice would you give current and future students?  Something I would tell myself before starting medical school is that life will keep going whether you like it or not, and sometimes it’ll be harder than school itself.  Lean on your support system they will help you always.