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Resident, Fellow, and Junior Faculty Committee

One of the core missions of APSA is to advocate for the entire spectrum of physician scientist training. Transitioning through the resident, fellow, and junior faculty career stages are the leakiest part of the physician scientist pipeline.

This group is faced with unique challenges such as pressures for clinical productivity, starting a lab/research portfolio in a challenging funding environment, competition with full time PhD scientists, and difficulties negotiating protected research time in part due to mal-aligned economic incentives from the clinical world.

This committee was created as a supportive community for physician-scientists at these stages of training and to help address obstacles they may be facing.

  • COVID19 study:
    Assesses the impact of COVID19 on physician scientists (trainees to
    early/mid career), from training, research productivity, financial
    impact to mental health and our results found that women were
    disproportionately affected in terms of stress and increased child
    caring/homeschooling demands, which could be contributing to a
    decrease in their productivity as seen in in some studies.

    Our preliminary results are featured in this article: "Survey concludes physician-scientists need more support" by Yale Medicine

Want to help support or help? Reach out to


  • NIH K grant writing session: July 25, 2020
    The Session went over selection of the most appropriate K Award type,
    key sections of the K Award application, the review and scoring
    process along with tips to developing a compelling narrative – why you
    are a great candidate for a K Award and “the places you will go” with
    your research program.

    Joan M. Lakoski, PhD West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Robert Milner PhD University of Southern California
    Christopher Williams MD PhD Vanderbilt University

    Jennifer M Kwan MD PhD, Yale School of Medicine
    Evan Noch MD PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine
  Jennifer M Kwan MD PhD, Yale School of Medicine
  Evan Noch MD PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine
  Dania Daye MD PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School


  • Other topics planned for AM and regional meetings: Contract/salary negotiation, grant writing, billing and conflict negotiation, careers in academia, careers in industry/government

Want to Support our virtual sessions?
We will acknowledge you at the beginning and end of the session and on
our website.
Reach out to

Jennifer M. Kwan, MD, PhD
APSA Board of Directors
Yale School of Medicine

Erin Wiedmeier, MD, MPH
APSA Resident/Fellow/Jr. Faculty Committee Co-Chair
Mayo Clinic