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Discussion for Building Resilience - Test Anxiety

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Jul 31, 2020

Speaker(s): Erin Gates, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac, graduate student, and postdoc programs.  This session will be held online via Zoom and the link will be distributed in NIH Trainee Listserv announcements. If you need the link immediately please email 

So many of our postbacs are currently worried about MCATs, GREs, and other standardized tests that are gateways to the next step. For some of us, no matter what strategies we try we are left feeling that we are not good enough. For others, we know we would benefit from accommodations but stress around the request process hold us back. And it is hard not to feel that our score defines us as a person, even though we know we are so much more than our performance on this one test.  Let's talk about wellness strategies to maintain a healthy balance as you tackle these challenges.   

Please join us for an online discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Erin Gates. The resiliency group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive methods to build resilience and self-care skills.  Even if you can’t join us for the entire hour, we encourage you to still attend.