by Jessica Tsai
Originally published in Science
So you’re finally finishing your M.D.-Ph.D. Congratulations! You’ve dissected cadavers, devoted hours to sitting in the library studying for exams, and spent many more on your feet seeing patients. You’ve completed many experiments (and failed many more), learned a thing or two about PowerPoint and data analysis, and successfully defended your Ph.D. thesis. You even managed the harrowing transition from research life (late nights in the laboratory) to third-year medical student on clinical rotations (early mornings in the hospital).