1. Course Summary
“Pharmaceutical Enterprise” is a discussion-driven and highly interactive course designed to provide students with greater insights into a range of career opportunities outside of the laboratory for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of biomedical sciences. The course consists of seven modules, each of which begins with a pre-lecture discussion session proceeded by a lecture by an expert in the given subject, and post-lecture discussion session. This 3-segment format enables students to digest the topic thoroughly and gain in-depth knowledge through peer discussion and interaction with lecturers. The course is particularly suited for those interested in learning more about post-PhD career options outside of the laboratory.
Seven teams will be formed among students and each team will facilitate pre/post-lecture sessions for the assigned topic. This team activity accounts for 50% of the final grade. Class participation accounts for the other 50% of the final grade. Canvas will be used to communicate with students, share course materials, make announcements, submit assignments, and post grades.
2. Course Objectives
Students successfully completing this course will be able to recognize various career options available for PhD scientists and make a more informed decision about what careers best fit their interests and strengths.
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