2018 Symposium Program Overview


**All times subject to adjustment**

Saturday, November 10th:
12:30pm - Registration and Networking
1pm - Opening remarks, Introduction to APSA, and Keynote #1
2:30pm - Panel #1

MD/PhD Admissions: Putting Your Best Self Forward - Come interact with MD/PhD program directors and leadership from participating schools to learn about how you can be a competitive applicant. Here you will get the inside scoop of each program straight from the directors to put your best self forward during your undergraduate years, application season, and interviews! Make sure to bring your finest questions!


Career Speed Rounds - Interactive “speed round” sessions with physician-scientists representing different specialties and various career options available following completion of MD/PhD training. 

3:15pm - Poster Session #1
4pm - Panel #2

The Subtleties of Purposeful Networking - How to brand and present yourself in a way that can connect you with interesting people to collaborate, further your career, and augment your passions. 


Wellness as a Physician-Scientist - Learn how successful physician-scientists and trainees manage competing demands on their time.

5pm - Poster Session #2
6pm - Keynote #2
7pm - Dessert Reception

Sunday, November 11th:
8am - Breakfast & Science Talks
9am - Panel #3

#SciMedTwitter: Why and How - The social media platform Twitter is a tool that can allow individuals to make connections with other users, monitor both local and global developments, and disseminate information widely. This panel will focus on how MD-PhD students may enrich their educational and professional experience by using Twitter.


Staying Socially Engaged as a Scientist in 2018 - We will discuss how interested MD/PhD students can stay involved in social activism throughout their training and career.

10am - Science Talks
11am - Panel #4
12pm - Lunch & Keynote #3
1pm - Awards & Closing Remarks

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by NIH R13GM109532 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government."