It was great meeting many of the employees of working at the Windsor complex of Richmond Bon Secours. In addition to the many people that I met, I also was given a lot of information about Bon Secours in general and greater detail about what compliance officers do. My supervisor, who is the Director of Corporate Responsibility, informed me fairly quickly that I should call him Michael, so I will refer to him as such from this point on.
After the first two days of getting familiar with what my role as an intern would be, I felt a bit more knowledgeable and ready to begin working. Michael had me begin by reading a number of articles concerning "engaged" research. "Engaged" research is defined as any research involving living individuals in which individually identifiable information is obtained. There are specific regulations that must be complied with for all engaged research, so it is essential to identify what constitutes research and what does not. I was to write a one page article summarizing the main points of engaged research that would be sent to the majority of employees at Bon Secours. I struggled a bit when writing the article and Michael helped me a great deal in making changes so that the article was clear about the distinctions of research and non-research.