A physician-scientist explaining a procedure to a trial participant.

Advancing Scientific Careers and Excellence in Physician Development (ASCEND) is a new initiative on behalf of the DGSOM Office of Physician-Scientist Career Development (OPSCD) and Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) to provide a series of seminars and small in-person gatherings to provide a forum for housestaff, fellows, and early faculty at DGSOM to encourage future research careers as physician-scientists. 
   
We look forward to joining with you and other early career investigators to discuss the wide range of career paths that are open for exploration and ways to launch a successful career.
   
Please visit the ASCEND Program webpage for more information and email GME@mednet.ucla.edu for future networking events with the research community.