Since joining IAMSE about 3 years ago, I have quickly come to feel part of the IAMSE family. It is a delight every year to reconnect with colleagues at the IAMSE meeting, and to meet new people, all of whom are interested in promoting foundational science education in the medical professions. I enjoy how the group brings together physicians, physician assistants, basic scientists, nurses, and educators from a wide variety of other disciplines. We all face the same challenges and opportunities with our learners, and I truly appreciate that the IAMSE members are there for me any time I have a question, and that they are interested in learning about the things that I am working on in education as well. Not only have I have been welcomed into the group, but I have had the opportunity to join the Membership Committee and work on the IAMSE Connects newsletter. I hope to encourage others to join IAMSE so that they can enjoy the same benefits that I have – this is a great group in which to build a career and cultivate lifelong relationships with likeminded colleagues.