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Training program: Career Catalyst – September 2024-June 2025

Deadline Friday, June 28, 2024
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Training program: Career Catalyst – September 2024-June 2025

Career Catalyst is a strategic, 10-month mentoring program for early-career researchers. Participants in the program learn about the importance of establishing successful mentoring relationships that promote personal and professional satisfaction.

Program structure:

Each mentee is placed within a small group of three to four peer participants. Every small group is matched with a senior faculty member who serves as a developmental mentor for the duration of the program. Our team consciously avoids matching mentees and mentors with similar scientific interests since our focus is on developmental mentoring rather than scientific mentoring.

Each mentee group meets together twice per month, once with their assigned senior mentor, and once as a peer group without their senior mentor. In order to build a sense of community, three program-wide meetings for all mentees and mentors are hosted throughout the year (September, February, and June). Peer mentorship is a critical component of the program and group events provide additional space to build connections within and across the peer groups.


  • Postdocs and junior faculty seeking guidance on overall career development.
  • Applicants may or may not have a scientific project mentor or principal investigator.


  • MD, PhD, or equivalent, with an interest in clinical and translational research
  • Postdoctoral research fellows
  • Instructors

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