Professional Development and Mentorship
GMS is dedicated to the professional development and mentorship of all our graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. We have a core curriculum for doctoral candidates, with an eye towards providing both theoretical and practical training for future careers in various scientific sectors. The activities in the curriculum include seminars, panels and workshops. Another important component for doctoral students will be to provide contact information for our alumni who have agreed to serve as mentors as students consider future career moves.
We have a dynamic curriculum that will undoubtedly develop and change over time as we learn of trainees’ interests and needs. Nevertheless, the overall goal of the curriculum will remain constant – to meet the diverse needs of our trainees by enhancing their skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership/ management, bioethics/intellectual property/research compliance to assure that our PhDs, MD/PhDs, Masters and post-doctoral fellows are prepared for successful careers in academia, industry, local or federal government or where ever they may choose to work after BU.