By Allison Kalloo, Patient Advocate and CEO of Clinical Ambassador
If I were not personally and professionally involved in clinical trials myself— if I lacked the experience and navigational knowledge to fall back on, and if I did not possess the wherewithal and determination to pursue answers to my questions— there is no way I would ever participate in clinical trials. I don’t have the patience. It feels cumbersome and is burdensome.
Like many of you, my experiences with external call centers have been underwhelming at best. Unfortunately, this includes my perspective as an advocate for enhancing diversity in clinical trials, as well as on my own behalf as a patient/participant. The obstacles encountered have led to a host of frustrations.