Friday, April 1, 2011
So today began with some not so great news when I learned that one of my cancer health disparity contacts didn't have any openings with his group and just as I was starting to feel a little sad about it, I was contacted by a PI he works with not only about a gig with his group but about my long term goals as well. Then he preceded to tell me that I could apply to his department's PhD program (in Biochemistry) with my MCAT scores, start the program with advanced standing, AND concentrate my studies in Bioinformatics!
Okay, don't worry I didn't take the "bait" as far as the PhD is concerned and I ain't gonna lie, the idea of possibly having to study for a PChem exam as required for the Chem department just about flared up my "GI condition", LOL!! Anyway, I may do my cert in Bioinformatics at this school instead of schelping to Baltimore every other day but if I don't find the "right" gig by August of this year, I just may sashay myself into the MS program in Bioinformatics at this school since; 1) It will be free courtesy of the NCI and 2) Will come with a built in internship since it's proving to be quite a chore to get that first gig in a new field (even with my experience and contacts).
Finally, the pic above is me at a health fair in Baltimore this past Wednesday. Turns out Wednesday was an all day Komen affair for me!!!