When I earned my APR designation earlier this year, it marked the end of a yearlong odyssey that encompassed a range of learning opportunities ― and conflicting emotions.

My decision to pursue this rigorous postgraduate certification was not something I entered into blithely. In my role as the director of medical communications at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, I work extremely long hours. It also had been 24 years since I graduated from college and participated in a formal educational program.

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