Monitoring physiology trainee needs to focus professional society responses: The APS Trainee Needs surveys

Marsha L. Matyas, Melinda E. Lowy, Karen Sweazea, Diego F. Alvarez

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Abstract

In 2004 and 2007, the American Physiological Society (APS) Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC) conducted surveys of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and new investigators in physiology to identify topics and issues important to those trainees. Two major trends emerged from the data. First, trainees in 2007 expressed somewhat greater interest in professional development information than did those in 2004. Second, needs expressed by trainees in both years were closely related to their specific career development stage. Survey findings guided the TAC and other APS committees and groups to focus their efforts toward the issues that were of the greatest interest to trainees. It also led to improved communication with trainees and increased involvement of trainees in APS governance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-177
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • American Physiological Society
  • Early career professional
  • Graduate student
  • New investigator
  • Postdoctoral
  • Professional development
  • Trainee Advisory Committee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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