"In my experience, the most motivating environment for training is one in which you are surrounded by smart, energetic and enthusiastic people, all of whom are fully committed to making a difference.  By exposing yourself to almost daily examples of incisive "out-of-the-box" thinking and high calibre science, it inevitably stimulates you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.  The days of the "eccentric hermit philosopher" are long gone. Today's research is a team game!

Most young clinicians I encounter understand  that continued research is the proven way for delivering the highest quality care.  However, passion is a fragile flower that needs constant nurturing and protection from the harsh "realities" of the world - pressures of family, career progression, inevitable self-doubt and the cacophony of advice telling you to be "more practical". Identifying our brightest minds and supporting their progress in the clinic and the lab is critical  – as is finding the balance between the space and time needed for creativity and the demands for productivity."
Prof Shirish Shenolikar
Professor, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders/Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders
Duke-NUS Medical School


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