Career Pathways for Biomedical Scientists in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Journey to Success
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The Institutional Challenge to Train and Maintain Biomedical Scientists
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Tara Sander
Avrum I Gotlieb

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Choosing A Post-Graduate Training Program

24Once you have completed your PhD, you have many options for the next step in your career. You may have already decided that you want to stay in academics and do basic science research. We first address choosing a postdoc training program that will prepare you for an academic career as a biomedical scientist in Pathology. Most of these are offered in academic institutions; however industry also offers postdoctoral life sciences training. We will then describe those paths that can help you navigate through other career options.

The objective of postdoctoral training is to give you the opportunity to carry out innovative science in an independent fashion with limited guidance. It is a bridge between the PhD and your first position, either academic or non-academic. Your research productivity is a very important benchmark for your success as a postdoctoral trainee.