Though she didn't always plan on a career in education, Michelle Lizotte-Waniewski clearly has a lot of passion for helping others succeed. As the lead course director for basic sciences and the director of student success and wellness at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Lizotte-Waniewski has supported many medical students on their journeys, and she’s learned a lot herself about effective approaches to both academic and personal development.
Published 11/15/21
Published 11/15/21
As a medical oncologist, Dr. Suraj Samtani knows his patients trust him to provide the most effective treatment possible. To do that, he must continue learning about the many recent advances in the field of oncology. In this episode of Learning Paths, Suraj discusses his approach to professional development, and his contributions to research and educational projects that he hopes will improve outcomes for cancer patients across Latin America.
Published 09/13/21
Dr. Richard Schwartzstein has had a long, diverse career as a physician and teacher. In this edition of the Learning Paths podcast, the Harvard Medical School professor speaks with HMX faculty director Michael Parker about his professional motivations and the unique challenges and rewards of teaching - both in the classroom and online.
Published 08/12/21
After seven years working at Novartis, Siyan Xu has learned a lot. Not just about biostatistics, pharmacometrics, and clinical trials, but also about the most effective ways to work with others and grow in her career. In this episode of Learning Paths, she takes a look back at her experiences and offers some tips for those considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Published 07/15/21
Though she’s long had an interest in pursuing medicine, Briah Barksdale hasn’t always believed in her own academic ability. During high school and college, she’s pushed herself to take on challenges that build her understanding and boost her confidence. In this episode of Learning Paths, she talks about strategies that have worked for her, and outlines her plans for her future as a physician-scientist.
Published 06/09/21
There are many steps on the path to a doctoral degree, and it’s not always clear how to get from one to the next. Ana Castillo Orozco has made the most of her experiences, whether working in the lab, teaching students, or taking a wide variety of courses to learn more about her chosen field. In this episode, Ana shares how her proactive approach has helped her in pursuing a PhD in human genetics.
Published 05/14/21
After earning an undergraduate degree in public health sciences, Nathan Magtoto decided it was time to take a step back and figure out what he really wanted to do. Four years later, he’s pursued a variety of educational opportunities, and helped others grow while working as a teacher and an athletic coach. In this episode, Nathan shares his intentional approach to his career, and how his experiences have influenced his next step.
Published 04/15/21
Mark Silcock grew up dreaming of becoming a pharmacist, and he did – but his career has since taken turns that he couldn’t have anticipated when he first set out. In this episode of Learning Paths, he talks about his approach to making big decisions and taking calculated risks – even if that means moving halfway around the world.
Published 03/11/21
Angie Sorensen didn’t always plan on a career in health, but her passion for helping others and her interest in the human body led her to pursue an unexpected path. Angie took time out from her work as a health coach and podcast host to share her professional journey and explain how taking on new educational challenges has benefited her career.
Published 02/12/21
Kate McDonnell-Dowling’s interest in pharmacology has taken her around the world, in classrooms and clinics from Ireland to Australia to the United States. She is currently a lecturer in biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, where she leads courses as part of the HMX online learning team.
Published 01/15/21
Lena Levin has been a successful medical device entrepreneur for over a decade - but it wasn't always obvious what her path would be. In this episode, she talks about how she makes space for continuous learning while also running a company full-time.
Published 12/15/20
Lina Scroggins has held a variety of roles during her time at Google, with one common thread being continuous learning. In this episode, she shares her approach to professional development for herself and for colleagues, and why she finds her psychology degree to be useful in the tech world.
Published 11/25/20
Dr. Francisco Borja has studied a range of topics, from medicine to public health to business to law. In this episode, he shares what keeps him motivated, how he finds the time to pursue new opportunities, and the advice he has for aspiring physicians.
Published 11/24/20