As a career counselor for health professional students at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully.

Do you ever feel guilty considering a job in industry? For students studying for their PhD or MD, this can feel like cheating on your beloved. However, there are many companies in the life sciences and in medical research with lofty goals not so far from academia or medicine.

This month’s tip is on how to stand out during an interview. Asking questions is one of the most important things you can do during an interview.

You do not have to show up to every fight you are invited to.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper April 29, 1982. A law enforcement officer comes into a mental health professional's office for counseling after a shooting incident. You know he is armed and you aren't sure whether he is a homicidal or suicidal threat. Do you tell him to “vent his anger?” How do you approach him?

Originally published in Synapse The UCSF Student Newspaper on Feb. 12, 1981.

The UC Virtual Career Series is a new collaboration between the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and the UC Alumni Association that “is designed to provide UC alumni with the insights, information, and connections to launch,

Lessons from a recent set of interactions around being a founder: Recently someone was telling me this is amazing and then starting to talk about what they want to do and how they want to found a company, and then...

A UCSF student’s recovery from the depths of burnout resulted in beautiful artistic expression that was featured in Washington, D.C., on May 2, during the National Academy of Medicine showcase on clinician burnout.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, May 11, 2000] In honor of workers on May 1, and of unions, here is a history of unions at UCSF. There are four employee unions active on campus today: the American Federation of State