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Welcome to Trainee Talk!


The American Physiological Society (APS) and the Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC) are pleased to bring you Trainee Talk!  This blog is dedicated to:



  • Providing a place for APS trainee-related content from other various platforms (social media posts, recorded Experimental Biology presentations, etc.) to be archived in a searchable form.
  • Facilitating interactions among trainees and the APS.


The topics covered in this blog will include (but are not limited to):

  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Preparing for conferences
  • Teaching skills
  • Government advocacy
  • K-12 outreach
  • Interviewing skills
  • Grant writing
  • Non-academic science careers
  • Work/life balance


Remember, this blog is for YOU – the trainee!  Come back often and leave your comments.  Also remember that this blog is just one of the many ways to interact with the TAC and/or other APS trainees – be sure to check out the TAC Facebook ( and Twitter ( accounts.


The Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC) is composed of a trainee representative from each of the 12 APS sections.  The purpose of TAC is to support trainees’ needs, organize symposia, provide news and information relevant to trainees and encourage active society membership.