Although I find it hard to believe, I have actually been asked to graduate by the end of this school year.
Wow. I cannot describe the shock I feel right now.
I am 5th year into my grad school and going through my PhD 4 as of now. I feel wholly unprepared to be a professional in the field of neuroimaging.
Certainly, I have learned a lot. But my lack of publication has really made funding situation difficult and next step challenging. Well those goes all those time wasted playing games lol.
With my skillsets and experience I hope to continue a position conducting research and hopefully be less involved with grant funding process which I absolutely hate. Maybe I should try to get more invovlved with engineering aspect of things. One major idea come to mind is the neuroimaging processing and its developmwnt and help shaping and formation of better standard and guidelines to ensure integrity of the field as a whole. It is not my first time expressing dissatisfaction with the current state of neuroimaging. However it will be a while until everything imprives.
I do not wish to talk politics or other too political factors that might also have influenced this decision making. I try to look at the positive side of things and focus on what I can truly achieve out of my experience.