At MDTP, we know our students go on to a wide range of careers. We want to help our students gain experience, build connections and develop the skills they need to explore their options. As such, we require our students to do some professional development and maintain an Individual Development Plan (IDP). The IDP is also required for those on NIH funding.
There are no hard-and-fast rules for the professional development requirement, other than approval by the thesis committee. Some students attend workshops, some take additional courses, some do internships in private industry, some engage in extensive outreach efforts. See some options below.
Note – students transferring into MDTP from the MSTP (MD/PhD) program are exempt from the MDTP professional development requirement.