Individual Development Planning

2018 Aug 31

HMS Master's Orientation and Welcome Breakfast

8:30am to 12:00pm


Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
This is the inaugural Orientation Breakfast designed to allow new HMS Master's students to meet each other, while being introduced to key services available to you as students and getting a chance to interact with key members of the administration who support health and well-being, disabilities services, safety, housing and financial aid as well as cross-program aspects of academic and professional development.

Career Development Toolkit for Researchers

This toolkit from is aimed at post-doctoral researchers but with some modification is also useful for master's and graduate students. The toolkit offers some general starting points for those wanting to reflect on their career to date and to begin to formulate an ongoing career strategy.


MIND is an experimental career exploration program that will provide training and resources to UCSF students and postdocs, as well as a resource for career exploration that can be utilized by trainees nationwide (MINDbank), and will challenge the current perceptions of PhD training.

National Research Mentoring Network

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions that supports trainees at every career stage of research in the biomedical sciences.


An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

Biomedical Science Careers Program

The Biomedical Science Careers Program, Inc. provides students of every race, ethnic background, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of biomedical science and other science-related careers.

Career Advancement e-Lecture Series (HSPH Only)

The Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement will be offering a series of e-lectures to help you plan for your time at Harvard Chan. The goal of these lectures is to assist you in identifying the knowledge and skills you are seeking to gain and the courses, activities, practical experiences and connections that may be beneficial to obtain your professional goals.