Graduate Students

As a graduate student, each year brings you one step closer to whichever professional role you’ve set your sights upon. No matter your desired career path, it is essential to hone a range of skills so that you are prepared to enter the workforce.

Medical Students

Although the intense demands of medical school may seem to dominate your time and thoughts at present, it's never too early to begin seeking guidance and discovering the intellectual and personal satisfaction unique to an academic career of scholarship in the biomedical sciences. The best place to start is within your own school. Each tailors their student and career services specifically to the needs of their profession: dental medicine, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and health and rehabilitation sciences.


A Developmental Approach to Professional Training (ADAPT) was developed at the University of Pittsburgh and provides you a framework to align your professional development efforts with your appropriate stage of advanced training.

Career Development Planning

A Career Development Plan (CDP) – also known as an Individual Development Plan (IDP) – is a useful tool to help you map and track your career development strategies. 


View a full listing of all OACD workshops and programs.

Resource Directory

Access resources including career resources, family-friendly resources, international services, and research and funding.

Training Grant Programs

The University of Pittsburgh has over 60 NIH-funded training grant programs to support predoctoral students and postdoctoral and clininical fellows obtain training and career development.

Upcoming Events

View the OACD’s official page on the University of Pittsburgh events calendar to see all upcoming and recent events and programs.

Video Library

Access free recordings of past OACD programs.

Wellness for Life

Many of us confuse health and wellness as being the same thing, describing them as the overall well-being of your body, mind, and soul, when in fact, health and wellness are two separate parts of well-being, although they are both equally important.