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Tuesday, January 14, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

10th Annual Grad Student Research Symposium

Natcher Conference Center

Monday, January 27, 2–3 PM

A SESSION FOR POSTBACS: “A Day in the Life of an MD/PhD”

Building 31, Conference Room 2A48

If you are interested in pursuing an MD/PhD degree or incorporating research into your medical career, this year’s NICHD postbac representatives are hosting a session for you! 

A panel of physician-scientists and MD/PhD students will provide insights into the pursuit of their dual degrees and answer questions about the career path. Followed by a 20-minute Q&A, each panelist will speak five to ten minutes—discussing their academic background, why they decided to pursue an MD/PhD, and how they balance clinical and research obligations. 

If you would like to attend, please email Dr. Yvette Pittman at Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, January 28, 12–1 PM

LUNCHTIME SESSION: “Resume Writing Workshop”

Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, OITE’s Postdoctoral Services 

Are you looking for ways to improve the overall appearance and effectiveness of your resume? It is often the first impression an employer has of you!   

Join us for an interactive workshop that can offer you helpful resume tips and strategies. This is a great forum to gain valuable information you can use to enhance your resume. As a practical approach, Dr. Conlan will provide samples of resumes for attendees to see, using some poor examples to invite input, and highlight how you can convey the best aspects of your work experience, education, and skills as a trained scientist.

If interested in attending, please email Dr. Yvette Pittman at There are only 25 slots available.