Article: My journey from Japan to becoming a physician-scientist in the United States
Authors: Yumi Imai
Journal: J Clin Invest. 2021 May 3;131(9):e148995.doi: 10.1172/JCI148995.
“Welcome, Yumi. Please call me Marian, not Dr. Young. We use first names here.” Thus my first day in the US as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) started with a greeting remarkably different from what I was used to in the highly hierarchical society of Japan. In a time when one in five researchers in biomedical sciences in the US is an immigrant, I hope that sharing my experience of becoming a physician-scientist will highlight the strengths of the US biomedical research community in nurturing scientists from various backgrounds and creating diversity and dynamism in the field.
Link to journal online: https://www.jci.org/articles/view/148995