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Discussion for Building Resilience - Managing Academic and Interview Stressors

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Jan 18, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Speaker(s): Erin Gates, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac program.  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 studying for and worried about MCATs, GREs, and other standardized tests coupled with applications and interviews. The pandemic has also brought many changes to the current testing and application season. Not only are these changes beyond our control, but the uncertainty of how they will impact our carefully made plans for applying to graduate or professional school can be stressful. This groups allows trainees to discuss with each other how to build their resilience and self-care skills so that they can cope effectively during this stressful time and ultimately reach their career goals.  

Please join us for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Erin Gates. The discussion group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive ways to build resilience and self-care skills.

To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180, by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for an event, please email Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.