Career Development & Mentoring Forum

This site is your one-stop shop for advice and resources on career development and mentoring issues.

You will find information of interest to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career professionals, and established career professionals on the following topics:

  • Career choices and planning
  • Mentoring and being mentored
  • Professional networking
  • Presenting research: speaking and writing (papers and grants)
  • Job search and interviews
  • Managing a lab and personnel
  • Teaching
  • Advancement and promotion
  • Balancing career and family

If there are other major topics you would like to see covered or if you know of other resources that would be useful, please let us know (see the Contact Us button on the left).


The Flight Safety Briefing for Your Career

Mentoring Forum article by Merry Lindsey (9/2018)

Trust and Open Communication: Successful Mentoring Strategies that Transcend Differences in Language, Culture or Style

Mentoring Forum article by Caroline Appleyard (7/2018)

Tips for the Aspiring Physician-Scientist

Mentoring Forum article by Jeanie Park (5/2018)

Recruiting Students to Your New Unknown Lab

Mentoring Forum article by Natalie C. Tronson (3/2018)

Where Academics Go to Die: Mentorship and “Alternative” Careers in Life Science

Mentoring Forum article by Emily J. Johnson (1/2018)

Changing Careers: Are You Ready and What Steps Do You Take?

Mentoring Forum article by Megan Mitzelfelt (11/2017)

You Beyond the PhD

Mentoring Forum article by Maria Urso (9/2017)

A Physiologist Does Retirement

Mentoring Forum article by Gerald DiBona (6/2017)

Classroom Practice

Mentoring Forum article by Harold Modell (5/2017)

Perseverance & Generosity

Mentoring Forum article by Ormond MacDougald (4/2017)

APS/ACDP List of Professional Skills for Physiologists and Trainees

List of important professional development skills for physiology trainees.