I often found myself running into brick walls when I first started out.
"Making the transition from research assistant to PhD student is never easy. I used to assist others when I was a Research Assistant. However, I now have to drive my own project, derive new scientific questions and plan my own experiments. Doing a PhD is like learning how to ride a bicycle on your own – it requires a lot of independent learning along with a couple of painful falls. I often found myself running into brick walls when I first started out, but I am lucky because I could always rely on my colleagues and mentor for help."
PhD Class of 2013
Duke NUS Medical School
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