Develop your professional skills
As outlined in the GSBS learning objectives, numerous skills are essential for success in science. As you develop your IDP and progress through your training, we encourage you to improve professional skills critical for your own development.
Assess your skills
- Fill out the skills self-assessment in myIDP
- Get feedback from current and/or former mentors, using a skills feedback form from myIDP, or the GSBS thesis research advisory committee form
Develop your skills
Developing a skill requires three essential steps:
- Get training. Attend a workshop, take a course, read an article or book, observe someone who excels at the skill. These are all ways to add strategies to your toolbox.
- Practice. Consider ways you can deliberately
- Get feedback. Assess your progress, identifying areas where you have improved and areas for continued growth.
Professional skills essential to success in science
Coming soon on this website… strategies and resources for developing your skills in areas such as:
- Visualizing data
- Mentoring, management and leadership
- Professional and ethical conduct
- Watch for skills-focused workshops offered by the cBCD, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Office of Faculty Affairs.
- Ph.D. students in the Basic Biomedical Sciences will obtain training in these skills areas through the professional development curriculum.
- Check out books in the Skills sections of the cBCD Special Collection in the Lamar Soutter Library.