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This page is intended as a resource for other universities and educators interested in learning more about our educational approaches. Before sourcing information below, we encourage you to review this Overview of our Approach.


Career Planning Lessons for 3rd Year PhD Students

Contact us for an outline of lessons and homework assignments as part of PARC (BBS601, Professionalism and Research Conduct), which is a course required for all post-qualifying Basic Biomedical Sciences students. 

Our Annual Individual Development Plan Process 

Read details about our annual IDP process here, and guidelines for faculty here

  • Poster (2015) (contact us) describing rationale for our IDP process, including strategies for our career planning course and administrative process

Career Pathways Communities

Career Pathways Communities are peer learning communities, each themed around a broad career category.  Each Community is joined by two guest professionals (i.e., Ph.D. scientists experienced in one or more careers within the career pathway) and facilitated by cBCD staff. 

  • Poster (2018) (contact us) providing an overview of our Career Pathways Communities model & early iterations of implementation
  • Example facilitation guide (contact us) provided to our guest professionals (2019)

#MicroSim Job Simulations

#MicroSim job simulations are exercises designed to mimic a task common to a particular job role.  We developed the #MicroSim as a very short job simulation exercise--a model that fits well for use within a curriculum. We introduce the #MicroSims as part of Career Pathways Communities, but they can be used in other contexts, including by trainees as part of an informational interview experience. 

  • Slides (2018) from a presentation to regional educators about the use of #MicroSims

This work has been supported by the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number DP7OD018421. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.