We have a whopper of an issue for you this month, so I’ll keep my sentiments short and sweet.

I love when we have a theme that includes something for everyone, so why not make the theme something for everyone? For fellows interested in gaining pedagogical skills—that’s just a fancy way of saying teaching experience—check out our Q&A with Dr. Kate Monzo, biology lecturer for the University of Maryland and Montgomery College. During our interview, Dr. Monzo recounts several intramural opportunities that helped her enter a teaching career and obtain the work-life balance she was seeking.

Not all fellows will enter a career that includes teaching, or even research. If you are a postbac considering a clinical career, do you know what kind of medicine you’d like to pursue? Postbac Katie Wendover recaps the NICHD Annual Postbac Course session “Pursuing a Career in Family Medicine.” Through her recap, you’ll gain insight into a day in the life of a primary care physician and learn about the benefits of a career in family medicine. 

If neither of the previous two articles meets your needs, then you might be in luck with our third piece this month. Postdoc Anshika Jain recaps the Planning and Career Exploration (PACE) workshop “Leveraging LinkedIn for Career Success.” A diverse range of companies utilize LinkedIn to find qualified applicants for open positions. Make yourself stand out with the tips covered in this helpful workshop recap.

I’ll leave you to it! 

Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD

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