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Professional Development

The BBS Program and Yale offer numerous opportunities for students (and faculty) to develop their non-bench skills. Below are key resources:

Upcoming events offered by the BBS Program are noted below:


Mentor Training for BBS Faculty is a multi-part course intended for both junior and senior faculty and is offered approximately three times per year. Content is derived from a material developed by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research, and the instructors are certified by CIMER to offer this curriculum at Yale. The next course will run on these dates:

  • Friday, Jul 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday, Jul 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday, Aug 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course completion requires attending all 3 sessions. Contact for more information.


The BBS Program, MD/PhD Program, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and medical student Mental Health & Wellness Program will soon launch Thriving in the Training Environment to teach students skills necessary to thrive in the biomedical research enterprise. This program is funded by an NIH supplement to MSTP T32 GM136651. Visit the Thriving in the Training Environment webpage for details.