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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

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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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Upcoming Events & Activities

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Biotech Startup Career Fair

Wednesday, August 23, 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Want to join a startup? Interested in learning more about startup culture and pathways to startup careers? This pilot career fair provides an outstanding opportunity to build connections with local biotech startups and learn more about internships and various career options within startups. This event is for both for trainees in early stages of career exploration and those actively seeking job opportunities.

12:00pm: Check-in and Registration
12:30 - 1:30pm: Networking Pizza Lunch
1:30 - 4:00pm: Company booths

Register online

Questions? Please email Rhea Daugherty at

Second Time's a Charm: The Second Year on the Academic Job Market (Panel)

September 13, 4:15pm - 5:15pm

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Presented by John Boothroyd (professor and academic jobs expert), Latishya Steele (Associate Director, Biosciences Program), and Debra Rosenfeld (SoM Career Center, Assistant Director of Counseling)

This panel is for postdocs who applied for academic jobs in 2016 and will apply in 2017

Is this your second year on the academic job market? Are you feeling discouraged, stressed, or unclear about how to approach the job search again? If so, please join John Boothroyd, Latishya Steele, and Debra Rosenfeld for this panel, where we'll answer all your questions on how to approach the academic job search the second time around.

Whether you want to know how to fine-tune your application materials, job-search strategy, or interview skills, or you simply need some extra motivation and encouragement, we'll help you figure out your next steps. If you'd like to ask the panel a question anonymously, please email your question to Debra Rosenfeld at Space is limited.

Register online

Questions? Please email Debra Rosenfeld at

Preparation and Practice: Drug Discovery & Development Project Simulation (BIOS 229)

Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Clark S361 and Medical School Office Building x169

Join us for this two-day short course. The focus is on the progression of a drug discovery project from target identification through pre-clinical research, early and late clinical development, and registration with the health authorities. Presented by Novartis. Enrollment limited to postdoctoral students and graduate students with research experience. Current PhD students and postdocs in bioengineering, chemistry, and Biosciences home programs are invited to apply. Enrollment is by instructor permission only.

Graduate students may earn two units through enrollment in BIOS 229.

Register online

Questions? Email Elizabeth Kay at

Preparation and Practice: BIOS 250: Interdisciplinary Drug Discovery at Novartis—NEW!

Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, August 26, 9:00am - 5:00pm

MacKenzie Boardroom, Huang Building

This workshop focuses on decision making in science. Students will use case studies based on Novartis projects to explore ways to leverage interdisciplinary knowledge, effectively communicate across disciplines, and drive teams to decision points. This two-day, interactive workshop is presented by Novartis scientists who lead participants through these real-life examples of interactive teams within pharma solving problems through collaborative decision making.

Current PhD students and postdocs in bioengineering, chemistry, and Biosciences home programs are invited to apply. Enrollment is by instructor permission only.

Graduate students may earn 1 unit through enrollment in BIOS 250.

Apply online

Questions? Please email Elizabeth Kay at

ADC Consulting Club: Case Practice

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

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Are you a postdoc or graduate student thinking about a career in management consulting? Want to get hands on experience working with your peers on cracking cases?

If yes, then join the Advanced Degree Candidates (ADC) consulting club every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm - 8pm for our case interview practice sessions. For updates on the venue and session content, visit or join the consulting club mailing list at Students will work together to improve public speaking, analytical and business skills!

Questions? Please email Rhea Daugherty at

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