My name is Polachai Ernie Sakchalathorn and I’m the guy behind ClinicalResesarchAssociateCRA.com. I have been in clinical research since 2007. My career started in academic science. After 6 years in academic lab, I transitioned into clinical research, working as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) at a hospital site for 3 years. From there I progressed into a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) role at various companies (an in vitro diagnostic company, various drug companies, and a contract research organization (CRO) company) for 8+ years. I am currently a Senior CRA at a medical device company.
I was a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) when I was a CRC in 2010. Currently, I am a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) through the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) since September 2013.
Looking back to when I became interested to pursue clinical research career, it was not easy for me to find out about the potential career path and the inside knowledge about the industry. Information were available, but were scattered throughout different resources and forums out there. This is one reason I created this website; to help provide a place for clinical research career source for those who want to get into the industry.
Another reason I created this website was to help those who want to get Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) certification through SOCRA. I had a hard time studying for the SOCRA CCRP exam in between my full time work schedule in the office and traveling to sites. The vast and dense information out there were cumbersome and not easy to personally understand. I needed summaries in bullet points to help break down the information. The study guide on this website is exactly that. The study guide was created from the note I took when I was studying. From these notes, I was able to pass the SOCRA CCRP exam with a score of 96% (I answered 130 questions correctly out of 135 questions total). CLICK HERE to learn more about this study guide.
If you’re new to the industry or you are planning to take the SOCRA CCRP exam, I’m here to help. Please shoot me any questions, comments, or suggestions anytime.
Polachai Ernie Sakchalathorn
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