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.

ONLINE RESOURCES to help during the PANDEMIC

Donna Wilcock's webinar on adademic interviews

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education They seem to have great webinars almost daily on everything from professional development mental health. In particular, check out their 13th annual Career Symposium which is completely online this year on May 8th from 8:00am - 4:00pm.

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

Beyond the Professoriate is also hosting an Online Career Conference, May 2 & 9. Free to UK trainees because UK Grad School has suscribed to Aurora,

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

Winners of the 2020 Breakthrough in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, and Mathematics announced

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.