Voices of the BoD
Burnout amongst scientists and physicians is a silent epidemic.
Teenage and young adult suicide rides have continued to rise, and mental health issues are a pressing issue among undergraduate and high school studies. Our universities and workplaces have become a hunting ground for competition and bullying. Meanwhile, the amount of knowledge and skills required to succeed in the biomedical sciences have exponentiated. Coupled with an ever more difficult funding environment, training pathways and copious documentation for healthcare professionals, it becomes ever more important to address burnout for those in the biomedical field. I write about burnout not because I have the perfect solution to offer, but because it is a struggle I face every day.
Making the jump from undergraduate to graduate studies may inspire intense feelings of accomplishment, pride, happiness, and … imposterism? Newly minted graduates who are stepping into higher degree programs often report feeling like an “imposter” in a sea of other graduate students who appear to be more intelligent, more qualified, and more capable of meeting all the requirements of a graduate degree. Often, these students feel like they are a fraud, someone who does not belong in such a group of highly intelligent individuals, and that it is just a matter of time before other people realize this too. These feelings are referred to as Imposter Syndrome, which affects both female and male graduate students.
It is officially the summer, also known as academic conference season.
Over the years I have given a several poster and oral presentations. With my previous experience, I have compiled what I found works best for presenting data.
Dr. Alexander Nikolich Patananan, vice-chair of JYI’s Board of Directors (BoD), writes about his educational journey, his time at JYI, and some other insights.