Trainee Opportunities in the OCPD

We invite students and postdoctoral scholars to join us and work on initiatiatives that help UCSF students and postdocs succeed. Our projects focus on program and resource development, assessment and dissemination. 

Current Projects 



Clinical Career & Professional Development Initiatives

Hailey Juszczak , UCSF School of Medicine

Hailey Juszczak, a second-year medical student, serves as a student worker at OCPD. Hailey works with the OCPD program directors to design and implement skills-based workshops and resources with a focus in women’s career advancement in healthcare fields.

Before attending UCSF Medical School, Hailey worked as a healthcare consultant in San Francisco. She is interested in the intersection and application of corporate career advancement tools in the setting of healthcare. Currently, Hailey hopes to pursue a career in surgery. She has a passion for promoting female representation and empowerment in the surgical field and other areas of healthcare. She is part of the leadership for UCSF’s Women in Surgery student group and is a clinic coordinator for the student-run dermatology clinic at one of San Francisco’s homeless shelters.

Hailey received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California

Helping biomedical trainees explore diverse career paths

Athena Lin, Graduate Division

MIND and GSICE Course Assistant | MIND Peer Team Facilitator

Working with Program Director Gabi Monsalve, Athena supports the design and execution of the Making INformed Decisions (MIND) and the Graduate Student Internship for Career Exploration (GSICE)  Courses, and also serves as a facilitator for peer teams. These programs support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars explore and position themselves for diverse career paths. 

Preparing for Successful Academic Careers

Kelly Albus, University of North Texas

Kelly is working with Director of Career Education Research/Program Director, Academic Careers Laurence Clement on a research project to identify the successful elements of teaching philosophy statements, a key element of the academic application process.

Would you like to work with us?  

Contact our trainee coordinator, Program Manager Sara Ayazi, at [email protected]