Current pre- and postdoctoral programs in the biomedical sciences effectively train rising scientists within a narrow scope of laboratory-based skills. Unfortunately, this training often doesn't foster other necessary skills that have become increasingly vital for successful careers in science, in and outside of academia.
The Whole Scientist combines classroom learning with post-course applied practicums to help participants develop capability and confidence in:
laboratory and personnel management
IDP preparation and execution
evidence-based teaching practices and course design
entrepreneurship and business management
communication to a variety of audiences
going on the job market in and outside of academia
The 2018 schedule is currently being developed. Please refer to the 2017 schedule for an idea of content and flow.
Apply to Attend
Registration Fee: The $500 fee includes all course materials, shared lodging and most meals. Payment is not due at the time of application.
Lodging accommodations will be at Highseas Conference Center, a spacious mansion built in 1912, overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and adjacent to beautiful Acadia National Park. The registration fee includes lodging (minimum double occupancy). Transportation will be provided from the conference center to the course venue for the duration of the course. Highseas cannot accommodate families. Please refer to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commercefor off-campus lodging alternatives.