What is Advancing Scientific Careers and Excellence in Physician Development (ASCEND)?

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 future series of seminars and small group meetings to provide a forum for housestaff, fellows, and early faculty at DGSOM to encourage and facilitate the potential for 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.

Events Schedule

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Upcoming Workshops

Please visit the UCLA Library for upcoming Science Research Workshops.

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Recordings from the first and second ASCEND meetings can be found below. These links can also be found on MedHub for UCLA faculty and housestaff.

*Recordings of past Science Workshops can be accessed via the UCLA library.

Meeting Title Meeting Date Link to Recording
ASCEND Town Hall September 28, 2023 https://uclahs.box.com/s/m6obvn7unbm0fey1jpfrqclpfs1zu2of
ASCEND Virtual Gathering Round 2 December 1, 2023 https://uclahs.box.com/s/le5zp96jhxqs8gidkh85xgk4gv3q97l8

Reach Out to Learn More

DGSOM Office of Physician-Scientist Career Development (OPSCD)

For more information, please contact mdscientistsprgm@mednet.ucla.edu for office hours and appointments.

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Office of Graduate Medical Education

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