Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience Symposium
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6/12/2020 to 6/13/2020
When: Friday, June 12th – Saturday, June 13th, 2020
Where: National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland 
United States
Contact: Tracey White
(404) 727-1452

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The 2020 Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience Symposium will be held Friday, June 12th – Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. As in the past, the course is sponsored by a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), together with the Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN), the American Neurological Association (ANA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the Child Neurology Society (CNS). The 2020 course will mark the 17th iteration of this annual course, and many of the past participants are currently pursuing residencies in neurology and child neurology.

All current MD/DO and MD/DO-PhD students who are interested in a combined research and clinical career in the neurosciences, i.e. future physician scientists, are invited to apply to attend this meeting. The ideal candidate will have completed their first two years of medical school, and be 1 to 2 years from completing their PhD in neuroscience or related research training. Individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in medicine (racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, etc) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel costs and lodging for the meeting will be entirely covered for all accepted students! The goal of this program is to encourage students to consider careers combining research and clinical work, and to introduce them to individuals who have mastered both.

An outstanding group of academic neurologists will discuss strategies for combining research and clinical activities from personal perspectives. Those faculty who have benefited from NIH training awards including R25, K awards, and sometimes a first R grant are targeted. Representatives from NINDS will present the many options that exist for continued research training, career development, research support, and repayment of academic debt. Most importantly, students will have ample time to interact with faculty in small group discussions that supplement the formal presentations.

The deadline to apply is April 1st, 2020. The full application can be found here. This symposium is only available to students currently studying medicine in the U.S. or U.S. Territories.

Please contact Tracey White at or (404) 727-1452 with any additional questions.

Allan Levey, MD, PhD - Conference Organizer
Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD - CCRC Co-Course Director
Jaffar Khan, MD - CCRC Co-Course Director

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