GEN News on the NIGMS symposium & UMMS career development
A recent Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) JobWatch article entitled “Training the Next Generation of Ph.D.’s” covers the upcoming National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) symposium. The symposium will bring together students, administrators and employers to share their thoughts and efforts regarding graduate education. University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), an NIH BEST program, is featured as an example of how to integrate career planning into biomedical training programs. Career development courses, individual development plans, and peer groups all help students take charge of their careers and develop concrete plans. Read the article to learn more about the NIGMS symposium, the UMMS program, and other graduate school initiative such as Mount Sinai’s curriculum in scientific computing and biomedical informatics.