January 30 Jan 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday Mon

Crafting & Sharing Your Origin Story

Often we are asked "what got you into this specialty" or "what drew you to medicine." While we clearly know the answer, we can sometimes fumble a bit to provide a clear and succinct answer. As your career progresses it will become even more crucial when responding to potential funders, collaborators, and employers. This interactive workshop will equip all participants with the tools needed to craft a clear origin story, steps to practice and polish that story for different settings, and the chance to learn from peers on similar journeys. 


JD Schramm

A passionate coach and gifted communicator, JD Schramm treasures the opportunity to bring out the best in those he teaches, advises, or coaches.  Over the past decade Schramm has specialized in working with physicians and researchers at Stanford to help share their breakthroughs with others in a clear and compelling manner. His coaching clients have included Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the Schmidt Science Fellows, the Epilepsy Venture Fund, and Gilead. He earned his Doctor of Education at Penn and his MBA at NYU. He currently works in private practice while also teaching for USC’s Annenberg School of Communication.