Welcome to the Center for Professional Development
Since the Center for Professional Development (CPD) is brand new and continuously evolving, several programs are still under development, so trainees can expect to see email announcements as new programs become available!
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to supplement every trainee's scientific education with the professional and career development opportunities most appropriate to each individual trainee’s interests and skills.
There are several School of Medicine and Dentistry courses related to professional development available. Check out the Course Description / Course Schedule (CDCS) to review availability by term.
- Career Services
- Fellowships and Grants
- Scientific Writing Fundamentals and Publication
Opportunities to Explore
Opportunities to Explore (OTE) is a weekly email newsletter specifically for SMD graduate students and postdocs. OTE highlights professional and career development items of interest throughout the University, the Rochester community, and the country. OTE also highlights current webinars, articles, and other online opportunities. OTE is specifically for trainees in the life sciences and is distributed on Fridays. View the OTE Archive.
There are more than 500 resources available throughout this website including articles, blogs, webinars, websites, and more.
Seminars and Workshops
Seminars and workshops are offered weekly on a variety of topics including transferable and supplemental skills development, career exploration and planning, fellowships and grants, writing, and research ethics. Useful materials from recent seminars and workshops are available on the relevant CPD webpage.
Need Writing Assistance?
Request an appointment with our Life Sciences Writing Specialist