Professional Development Fundamentals

Professional Development Fundamentals class photoCourse Description and Overview

The Professional Development Fundamentals course is a relatively new course started the spring of 2017. The course is taught by David Jacoby, MD and invited guest lecturers.

The course consists of a focused selection of topics to give students a solid foundation to be successful as scientists and leaders and demystify many elements of PhD training and career path. Each session is taught in conference style and topics include: team dynamics; mentor selection and relationship; negotiation; conflict management; basics of grant submission; presentations and writing; peer review; time management; and PhD milestones.

This is a one credit course taught in Spring term annually. Students are expected to take this course after they have completed the first 18 months of their MD program and are transitioning into the PhD portion of the program. However, this course is open to any graduate student at OHSU.