RBC Retirement Research Undergraduate Fellow

Maheen Farooqi

Project: Electronic medication adherence technologies: Classification to guide use in the older adult

Term: Fall 2016

Program: BSc Health Studies


"This opportunity has given me hands on experience searching both peer-reviewed and grey literature. Having to contact manufacturers, developers and sellers of different adherence aids has allowed me to hone certain soft skills, such as interpersonal communication... Moreover, being able to work on a research project has given the opportunity to write proposals, abstracts, and scientific papers for future publication. Conducting this project, which involved creating a scale to rate medication adherence tools, taught me how to develop an assessment scale, apply it and make it visually appealing and intuitive."

University of Waterloo