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.


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.

Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Affairs - Biogen's Boston office offers a 2-year rotational program for PhDs interested in exploring careers in Medical Affairs in the biotech/pharma industry. Applications are due March 31, 2020.

The Postdoc Academy is a digital and in-person professional development program designed specifically for postdocs. Its first, free online course, titled "Succeeding as a Postdoc", will begin on Jan. 13 and run for five weeks. Additionally, institutions can facilitate a Postdoc Academy Learning Session (PALS), small groups of postdoc who meet in-person once a week while taking the online course. PALS groups will also begin Jan. 13.

18th Annual National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Conference - March 27-29, San Diego, regular registration ends March 13.


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

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.