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.


46th Annual Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum (ESRF) - Feb 25-28, U of Miami, Miller School of Med, regular abstract submission 11/30/19

18th Annual National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Conference - March 27-29, San Diego, applications for travel awards through 10/7/20

2020 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program (awarded by HHMI) supporting diversity in biomedical research, applications due 1/8/20

2020 Yale Ciencia Academy - deadline  11/10/19


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

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.