Receiving reimbursement for participating in a clinical research trial is an added bonus, but it’s certainly not the only reason why participants are interested in taking part in clinical research. Here are a few more reasons why Millennials especially might consider learning more about clinical trials.
A free medical screening
When you begin the process of potentially participating in a clinical trial with DaVita Clinical Research, you will first start by having a phone call with a recruiter to give you as much information as possible. If you proceed, your next step will be to come in for a medical screening to determine your eligibility for the trial. As we all know, medical screenings can be costly through many healthcare providers, so the opportunity to get a completely free screening is a great perk. From there, you can decide if you want to proceed further or not.
Should you proceed with the trial after the medical screening, your time spent in the research facility will be made as comfortable and relaxing as possible. You will receive prepared meals and snacks, can play games or pool, use the Wi-Fi or provided computers, read, binge on Netflix, and are welcome to wear scrubs the whole time if you want to really relax in style. Satisfaction surveys indicate that nearly 98% of DaVita Clinical Research participants would participate in a clinical trial again.
Learning about medical research
The science and process around clinical trials and their effect on the medical community is fascinating. Most millennials prefer to learn by experiencing and doing, not by just reading about something. Participants get an insight into this intriguing process in which they get to ask questions and interact with research staff.
Making a difference
Finally, and possibly most important of all, there’s the added benefit of doing something good for the world and impacting medical treatment development. Through trials and working with participants, researchers learn more about specific medical treatments and their effect on the body. Millennials are an incredibly volunteer-oriented generation, and the chance to help the world in this way is another reason to participate in a clinical trial.
Disclaimer: Phase 1 (in-patient) clinical trials are not intended to treat a disease or condition. Phase 3 (out-patient) clinical trials may help treat an existing disease or condition. The information presented in this blog may be referring to either a phase 1 clinical trial or to a phase 3 clinical trial or to both. If you contact us regarding a trial, be sure to speak with the recruiter about whether or not the trial is intended to treat a condition.