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Physician-Scientists: Endangered Species or an Evolving Breed?

Ever since Dr. James Wyngaarden famously described the clinical investigator as an endangered species 40 years ago, there’s been no shortage of people lamenting the demise of the physician-scientist. Despite growing concerns about the increasingly competitive funding landscape, biomedical research is still a rewarding career path for physicians, albeit one that can be tricky to navigate. Join us for a discussion with experts on how to plan for a career in science. Is a PhD necessary? How do you pick the right mentor and research experiences? What are the key training and grant opportunities? How can you best synergize your work at the bedside and the bench? Join us and ask your own questions about the challenges of becoming a physician-scientist!