Due to several reasons ( travel, conferences and fellowship commitment) I have dropped out of BLOC program. In addition to travel, I will be attending three conferences, ASM2012 to be held in June 16-19, Kaufmann’s Life Science Venture Summit in June 21-22, 2nd Food and Drug Conference August 1st and final exam for Fundamental Epidemiology for Commissioner’s Fellow Program which I forced me to choose one or the other. After much thought I came to conclusion that it is just a lot on my plate to digest. The program demands at least 3-4 hrs per weekdays and 5 hrs on weekends. Initially I tried to hustle but finally came to conclusion that I can always go for the next session in stead of doing it haphazardly. However, my learning will be continued.