GPS-BIOMED is an NIH-funded program for UCI trainees in the biomedical sciences, and part of the campus-wide UCI-GPS (UC Irvine Graduate Professional Success) initiative. GPS-BIOMED aims to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for a variety of careers within the biomedical research workforce, and empower trainees to become not only skilled scientists, but also polished professionals. As a member of the NIH-BEST Consortium, we work to create, identify and support innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training.
Our program is designed to meet the following goals:
- Increase awareness and interest in science-related careers outside of academic research (EXPLORE).
- Improve communication and other skills needed to pursue academic and non-academic career paths (TRAIN).
- Provide hands-on experience through internal and external internships (EXPERIENCE).
- Build networks that allow trainees to prepare for and transition to science-related careers (TRANSITION).
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