Congress through a Fish-Eye Lens
In the seven or so years between leaving college as the proud possessor of a Ph. D. in the physical sciences and April of last year, I had followed fairly closely the traditional career patterns that are expected of those of us who invest so much of our lives in obtaining the right to be constantly mistaken for physicians. I had worked impatiently through the almost inevitable postdoctoral fellowship and spent the following four years teaching graduate courses and researching on the faculty at the University of Miami and the next several years heading up somewhat larger research programs for a federal agency.
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