Broad Career Outcomes and Interest

NIH Working Group Findings

There are a broad variety of careers that leverage the training and complement the skills set of PhDs trained in the biomedical sciences. NIH assembled a Biomedical Workforce Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) chaired by Dr. Shirley Tilghman (Princeton) and Dr. Sally Rockey (NIH). The working group was charged with examining the biomedical research workforce in the United States. The working group presented recommendations in a report to the ACD on June 14, 2012.

One of their recommendations was to fund a grant program, which is now called Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST), the program we are implementing at Emory and Georgia Tech. The major goals of this effort are to identify best practices for broadening the career options for biomedically trained PhDs. Click here for one of the working group’s findings showing a branching of pathways for biomedically trained PhDs.