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School of Medicine Career Center
Medical School Office Building, 1st Floor
1265 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5400
(650) 721-1893
(650) 725-3867 fax
somcareers@stanford.edu

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Welcome to the Stanford School of Medicine Career Center

The School of Medicine Career Center provides critical support for the exploration of career options, development of professional skill sets, and connections to opportunities. We house career and professional development resources via in-house and online libraries. Further, as career counselors, we provide insight into the career development and job search process one on one. Finally, we partner with alumni, faculty, and experts in myriad fields around discussion groups and curricular efforts. This curriculum, aimed at increasing awareness of and marketability for these various options, supplements an already strong scientific foundation with innovative and practical skill sets. Through all of our services and offerings, we empower our trainees in both defining their individual passions and short and long term goals as well as those impacting other organizations, cultures, and communities regardless of external expectations of career choice.

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Industry Insights: Genomic Analysis at Illumina: From sequence to clinical impact

Monday, March 23, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Alway M112

At Illumina, we are pioneering genome sequencing and interpretation to deliver personalized medicine to entire populations and health care systems. Come hear from our leaders as we discuss the challenges involved in delivering a true sequence-to-answer solution at scale, highlighting the critical need for new algorithms and technologies in the areas of bioinformatics, population and statistical genetics, functional genomics, and deep learning. Dinner provided.

Register online here.

Questions? Email Rhea Daugherty at rheadaugherty@stanford.edu.

Preparation & Practice: Science Policy (SOMGEN 211)

Monday-Friday, March 27-31, 3:00pm-6:00pm + short online coursework beforehand

Munger Auditorium (tentative)

Are you considering a career in science policy? In collaboration with the Stanford LawSchool, this course aims to demystify the U.S. science policy process and teach both how policy affects scientific funding and administration, and how science creates and influences the creation of law and policy in the U.S. Part 1: an online introduction of the basic structure of the US government, and fundamental issues in US political structure. Part 2 covers the following topics in class: who's who, and how they work, the policy making process, government funding science, and issues, theories, and trends in science and policy. Readings and short projects will complement content in order to give you both exposure to, and practice with, the skills and work of those in the policy sector. Opportunities to meet and network with those in the field are built into the course.

PhD/MD/MS students: accepted students apply via AXESS; Postdocs/TGR students: pay $175 refundable deposit.

Application due March 13 at noon. Submit your application online.

Questions? Email Stephanie Eberle at seberle@stanford.edu.

Development: Face-to-Face Networking (Workshop)

Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:00-6:45pm

LKSC M106

Want to learn how to network with people in person? Whether you're talking with someone you just met at Peet's, at a job expo (like BBIE), or at a conference, this fun, interactive workshop will give you the skills you need to feel confident about initiating and developing professional relationships. In this workshop, you'll learn the simple steps of networking, try them out, and meet new people!

  • 5:00-5:20pm: Lecture and Networking Facts game
  • 5:20-6:45pm: Interactive workshop and demos

Register online here.

Questions? Email Debra Rosenfeld at drosenfe@stanford.edu.

Prework: Prepare your elevator pitch (you'll receive information on how to do this two weeks before the workshop).

Biomedical and Bioscience Industry Expo (BBIE)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:30-4:00pm

LKSC Berg Hall

Want to explore career options? Looking to connect with employers and scientists across a wide range of sectors? Wanting to network with successful alumni? Whether you are at the beginning of your career exploration process or are ready to transition to your next position, BBIE has something for you!

  • 12:00: Check-in and registration
  • 12:30-1:00pm: Keynote speaker
  • 1:00-4:00pm: Expo

Register online here.

Questions? Email Rhea Daugherty at rheadaugherty@stanford.edu

Preparation & Practice: Biotechnology Business and Finance (SOMGEN 239)

Winter Quarter, Tuesdays, 3-5pm

Y2E2 Rm. 111

glean the skills business/finance recruiters want you to have!

Taught by industry leader Todd Meyerrose, PhD (VP, PG4 Capital/Stanford Consulting Associate Professor), this course combines lecture with case study and hands-on projects to examine the necessary skills and practical steps to succeed in the biotechnology business and finance fields. Per trainee feedback, this year's coursework has been revamped to help participants better understand the biotechnology industry, increase familiarity with business terminology, network with leading investment and business practitioners, and develop a final portfolio of important skill sets such as: business development, strategy, valuation, interpersonal dynamics, and more. Supplemental MOOC materials and homework are kept to a minimum.

This 10-week class is by application only, due at noon on 12/14/16 deadline extended: Apply online

Participants will be notified of acceptance by 12/19/16 at 5pm. Once notified, MD/PhD students may register in AXESS; postdocs are required to pay $250 up front (refundable after completion of attendance and assignment requirements)

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