Was Getting Paid Thousands of Dollars to Be in a Medical Study Worth It?

It was a big hunk of cash, but I was a pin cushion

Melissa Balick
Writers’ Blokke
Published in
5 min readMar 7, 2022

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I recently participated in a medical study that paid me $3250 for a total of 7 visits. The first was a screening visit, the second an intake one, then the last five were the actual study. The five actual-study visits lasted about 7 hours each, while the other…

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Melissa Balick
Writers’ Blokke

Fiction writer with a couple stories published in literary magazines, nanny, reader of way too many books.