Emerging Biomedical Professionals at the Georgia Cancer Center have joined together to improve career development resources for research trainees and to promote networks of collaboration.
Peer mentorship has been shown to contribute to the career success and satisfaction of scientists across disciplines.Johnson et al, Acad Med. 2011 86:1577-82.
Emerging Biomedical Professionals, formerly known as the Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Association (PGA), is open to all Georgia Cancer Center trainees, including postdocs, graduate & medical students, post-graduate associates, clinical fellows, residents, international students, exchange scholars, and even junior faculty.
The peer-led PGA emerged following the Cancer Center Trainee Town Hall on January 17, 2014. Since then, the PGA has held monthly meetings, hosted social outings, and has participated in community outreach, Cancer Center tours, and educational programming events.
The Pathways to Success series is an informal, interactive opportunity to learn from the career experiences of successful biomedical professionals.