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

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

Don't forget that you can get training on a variety of topics through your myUK portal. See list of training here: Pay particular attention to "Technology Training" for training on various software. Once you've logged onto myUK, click on "Employee Self-Service" tab and myUK learning link. Keep clicking on "learning" links until you see the "Find Learning" box where you can search for the course you want.

Women in Medicine & Science Professional Development Certificate Program - Register here to join a Fall 2021 cohort.


STUCKERT CAREER CENTER (resources for grad students/postdocs)

Tithi Basu-Mallik, Assistant Director for Graduate/Professional Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS - Counseling for Trainees

College of Medicine Psychologist - Be sure to also check out The Woodland Group at the bottom of the psychologist's page.


NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program - application period begins September 1, 2021; Information Webinar Tuesday, June 22, 2-3 pm, accessible here.


Nature Careers Podcast

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition

Donna Wilcock's webinar on academic interviews

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education 

Lots of opportunities at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education. Trainees should sign up for regular emails!

UK Grad School's COVID-19 Updates

UK VPR's Office Lunch & Learn Schedule

UK HR's Presentation Schedule

"Beyond the Professoriate" Presentations

Nature's Career Column

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


Special features from the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office

"Keep your options open": Postdocs offer advice on academic-research careers - from Nature (Career News) 5/25/2021

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

Building Self-Efficacy for PhD Success - from Inside Higher Ed 5/24/2021

Mental Health of Graduate Students Sorely Overlooked - from Nature (Career Feature) 6/28/2021

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

Taming the Critical Voice of Self-Doubt - from Inside Higher Ed 6/16/2021

10 Tips on Grant Writing From a Seasoned Reviewer - from The Chronicle of Higher Education 6/18/2021

Finding the Right Postdoc for Career Success - from Inside Higher Ed 8/23/2021

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.