This workshop is intended to offer a venue for peer-peer mentoring in the pursuit of an academic career. There are two round-table discussions, fielding questions from those in attendance covering such topics as applying for funding, negotiating clinical and research commitments, achieving work-life balance, etc. There's also some time before and after the workshop to speak with the panelists directly about their experiences. The workshop takes place at the end of every Fall quarter.
Comments from students and residents who have attended in the past:
"The physician-scientist workshop was a great place to hear about important aspects of professional development--the stuff that you don't hear unless you ask about it. This included topics from establishing an independent research niche to negotiating salaries, things that I had not thought much about as a student early in the career path. Even if many of the details were far in the future, it was helpful for me to get a sense of the entire arc of physician-scientist training, to learn about navigating the challenges ahead, and to meet faculty and fellows and hear their stories."
"Very helpful perspective from a variety of fields."
"It was interesting to hear everyone's stories and I got a lot out the session."
"The fellows were fantastic and gave great advice."