IMSD Colloquium - How to Survive & Thrive in Graduate School

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) for Ph.D.s in Biomedical Sciences offers a Strategies for Success course.


The course is designed for graduate students in the biomedical sciences. It provides information, discussion, and experiences that will aid in successful "survival" during the graduate student years and hopefully, following graduation. Topics include skill development; time management; planning your progress through your degree program; career planning; mentoring and being mentored; conflict resolution in the laboratory; academic writing; and basic grantsmanship, focusing on preparing a proposal for NIH minority supplements. Discussion of ethical issues and resources available both within and outside UA are integrated across topics.


There will be a combination of short presentations, class discussions, and occasional guest speakers.


Requirements include regular attendance, participation in in-class discussions and activities and completion of assignments

For more information about this course, contact:

Celeste Atkins, Ph.D.