“If I have to make tissue-culture medium one more time, it’s going to kill me,” I thought, removing a frosted tube of fetal bovine serum from the lab freezer. As a doctoral student in the final year of my life-sciences programme at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, I have been culturing cells for nearly a decade (if you count my undergraduate years). For most of that time, I’ve loved my work, and had imagined leading my own laboratory. But over time, my interests evolved. I found myself wanting to help patients more directly, and I began to daydream about a career off the bench.
Find our what happened in the third year, and how an intership made a difference in this blog from Jessica Sagers for Nature Careers: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01087-9