Professional Development

shutterstock_213330322GMS is dedicated to the professional development and mentorship of  our graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. We aim to meet the diverse needs of our trainees by developing their skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership,  bioethics, intellectual property as well as enhancing their professional  and career development. Our goal is to assure that our Ph.D.’s, M.D./Ph.D.’s, Master’s and post-doctoral fellows are prepared for successful careers in academia, industry, the public sector,  local or federal government and various other opportunities after BU.


As one of only 17 Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) schools chosen by the National Institutes of Health, Boston University is enhancing biomedical career development curricula for Ph.D. and postdoctoral trainees in a way that explores careers both inside and outside standard academic research. Our curriculum is informed by market needs and we work closely with industry partners to align our course of study with actual industry demands, ensuring you’re trained for both jobs that are open now and future careers that might not even exist today.

BU’s BEST program is open to all biomedical graduate and postdoctoral trainees at Boston University and we invite you to start finding your perfect path in BU’s BEST program.

Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development

Advising & Mentoring | Fellowships | Job Opportunities