Preparing trainees for a variety of career trajectories can help faculty, program directors, and chairs support them through evolving challenges and needs.
Fortunately, tools and approaches exist — and continue to innovate — to guide trainers in adapting program curricula so that trainees understand and are prepared for broad career options, mentoring models reflect a changing training landscape, and stakeholder buy-in is achieved.
In this workshop, Victoria Prince and Jami Armbrester share best practices from their institutions’ efforts and advice on how to incorporate key elements in your program.
Hear from Prince about NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) grants, specifically how the University of Chicago’s myCHOICE program through a BEST grant is making a difference through seminars, experiential learning, and other offerings.
Learn from Armbrester ways to encourage use of individual development plans (IDPs) among faculty and staff to facilitate goal-setting, career planning, and difficult but necessary conversations.