- Montreal CA
While completing a BA in history with a minor in education at McGill University, Tess Elsworthy gained experience in patient registration and medical record management as a file clerk and receptionist for Clinique OPUS in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Having finished her studies at McGill, she now works for Clinique OPUS as a research assistant in charge of coordinating antiretroviral drug trials. Tess Elsworthy maintains the inventory of pharmaceuticals undergoing clinical investigation and interviews subjects taking part in the trials. To secure compliance with approved research procedures, she also works in conjunction with external observers to monitor the studies.
During her time as an undergraduate at McGill, Tess Elsworthy worked as a freelance editor and used her fluency in French to edit the papers of graduate students for whom English is a foreign language. She also spent time as a research assistant to Professor Jarrett Rudy and gathered sources for a course covering the global history of tobacco. Along with researching smoking bylaws at the archives of Montreal, Westmount, and Cote-St-Luc, Elsworthy searched the Blais-Letourneau trial database to cull primary documents for use in student essays.
Complementing her degree from McGill, Tess Elsworthy possesses a BA in political science from the University of Alberta, where she received the Jason Lang Scholarship for four years. Outside of work, she has volunteered with a local meals on wheels organization to deliver nutritious food to those who cannot leave their home.