Matthew Canver

Matthew C. Canver is currently an M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Associated articles

IEEE PULSE, Graduate Life January/February 2014
Triple Threat
The start of my second year of graduate school has brought some refreshing changes. I no longer walk into the lab with the paralyzing fear that I do not know anything or how to do anything. Now, I at least... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Graduate Life March/April 2014
The Figure One Problem
Like many undergraduate students, my plans and ideas for my career trajectory evolved over time. As I have written about before, I went back and forth during college about whether to pursue an M.D.-only or M.D./Ph.D. degree. No matter where I fell... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Graduate Life May/June 2014
The Fourth Author
“Publish or perish” is the old axiom that is heard in the research realm. As a graduate student, the emphasis on publications as a metric of success is often difficult to come to terms with (particularly when you have hit... Read more
IEEE PULSE, Graduate Life July/August 2014
The Match Day That Could Have Been
The long anticipated day has finally arrived: the “Match Day” that could have been. Once medical students choose their specialty at the beginning of their fourth year (i.e., pediatrics, surgery, neurology, etc.), they apply to residency programs in that specialty. The application process is relatively similar to... Read more