Advocacy

The M.D.-Ph.D. double agent

by Jessica Tsai  It was 2 o’clock on a Saturday morning. I felt exhausted, overwhelmed, and defeated. Still wearing my scrubs from the day before, I stared blankly at the wall in the dark room, holding the once-again botched Western blot, signifying hours lost to what should have been a simple task in my Ph.D. […]

Advocacy

Tell the negative committee to shut up

by Fanuel Muindi Originally Published in Science  When I started out in Stanford University’s biology doctoral program, I didn’t feel ready. My feeling that I was poorly prepared was corroborated by a committee that told me often how underprepared and unqualified I was. I attempted to argue my case, but the committee held to its […]