Resources for Current Students

Professional Development

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

iBiology's Professional Development
UK Career Resources from The Graduate School
"How to succeed in science: a concise guide for young biomedical scientists." Parts I and II by Jonathan W. Yewdell.
"Career Trends: The Informed Job Search Advice for Scientists"
"Making the Right Moves: A practical Guide to the Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty"
"Successful Interviewing for Scientists" by Naledi Saul.
Coursera is an on-line resource that many students have used to teach themselves supplemental skills, such as Photoshop, that help them to present their research in more effective ways.   Guide to Resumes and CV from NIH 


This web-site 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.

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IBS Rotation Evaluation Rubric 2018-19.pdf

IBS Rotation Form 2018-19.pdf