"It was validating for me to come into this environment, a top-tier research institution, and be able to participate and accomplish something."
"It was absolutely amazing to be able to speak with experienced researchers at the symposium about the science, and career paths in science. Attending the symposium helped confirmed my decision to pursue a career in academic medicine."
"When you’re in the lab, you get to generate new knowledge. There’s an answer out there somewhere, but no one knows it yet."
"I felt a sense of community among my peers in the Amgen Scholars Program. Everyone was in the same boat, trying to figure out what they wanted to do for careers."
"I got to spend a lot of time of time interacting with my mentors. I learned how they were thinking about the research, and it felt nice to have that understanding."