Resources for Current Students

The Office of Biomedical Education strives to provide the best and most up-to-date resources to its students. If you know of a resource that you think would be beneficial to others, please send us the information at obe@uky.edu.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UPCOMING UK EVENTS  - Check out "Calendar" under "Professional Development" above.

Women in Medicine & Science Professional Development Certificate Program - Register here

UPCOMING EVENTS NATIONALLY

Postdoc Preview at the University of Michigan Medical School (Nov 9-11; applications due Sept 30)

Postdoc Academy - free, digital, flexible professional development program for postdocs; regularly connect and interact with other postdocs. Register for "Succeeding as a Postdoc" here - begins 10/19th. Also register for Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions (PALS) - small virtual learning communities connected through similar disciplines or institutions who meet once per week via Zoom while taking online course.

Black Doctoral Network Conference (Oct 29-31)

St. Jude Invited Graduate Student Symposia (summer 2021; nominations due 10/27) - Great way to get in the door for a St. Jude postdoc. Ask your mentor to nominate you!

ONLINE RESOURCES to help during the PANDEMIC

Donna Wilcock's webinar on adademic interviews

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education 

UK Grad School's COVID-19 Updates

UK VPR's Office Lunch & Learn Schedule

UK HR's Presentation Schedule

"Beyond the Professoriate" Presentations

Here's a recent one (Covid-19 related): 3 Things You Should Do Now in Your Job Search, Dr. Maren Wood, CEO, Beyond the Professoriate

Nature's Career Column

Skills to Get You Hired ( & Affordable Online Courses to Help You Build Them) From Business Insider

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES -

iBiology continues to offer 3 free online, self-paced courses, which can be started at any time, that are designed to help early-career scientists navigate their scietific journeys. Courses are: 1) Let's Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench, 2) Planning Your Scientific Journey, and 3) Business Concepts for Life Scientists.

INTERESTING READS 

Special features from the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office

From academia to freelance curator, a Career Column from Nature, 9/12/2019

Your Advisor, Your Ally - From Inside Higher Ed, 10/7/2019

The Hidden Challenges for Successful First-Generation PhDs - From Inside Higher Ed, 10/9/2019

How I Overcame Imposter Syndrome After Leaving Academia - From Nature, 10/8/2019

What Do We Know About PhD Scientists' Career Paths? - From Science 9/30/2019

myIDP
This website will walk you through developing an individual development plan (IDP), which will help you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. You will find exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values; a list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests; a tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year with optional reminders to keep you on track; and articles and resources to guide you through the process. Be aware that NIH annual progress reports received on/after October 1, 2014, must include a section to describe how individual development plans (IDPs) are used to identify and promote the career goals of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers associated with the award. As a result, reviewing your IDP annually with a faculty mentor is an important part of your graduate training.