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Point of View: The future of graduate and postdoctoral training in the biosciences

  1. Peter Hitchcock  Is a corresponding author
  2. Ambika Mathur  Is a corresponding author
  3. Jabbar Bennett
  4. Patricia Cameron
  5. Christine Chow
  6. Philip Clifford
  7. Robert Duvoisin
  8. Andrew Feig
  9. Kevin Finneran
  10. Diane M Klotz
  11. Richard McGee
  12. Mary O'Riordan
  13. Christine Pfund
  14. Christopher Pickett
  15. Nancy Schwartz
  16. Nancy E Street
  17. Elizabeth Watkins
  18. Jonathan Wiest
  19. David Engelke
  1. University of Michigan, United States
  2. Wayne State University, United States
  3. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, United States
  4. Northwestern University, United States
  5. Augusta University, United States
  6. University of Illinois Chicago, United States
  7. Oregon Health and Science University, United States
  8. National Academy of Sciences, United States
  9. Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, United States
  10. University of Michigan Medical School, United States
  11. University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
  12. AAAS, United States
  13. University of Chicago, United States
  14. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
  15. University of California, San Francisco, United States
  16. National Cancer Institute, United States
  17. University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
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Cite this article as: eLife 2017;6:e32715 doi: 10.7554/eLife.32715
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Working groups at the second national conference on the Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training.

Delegates at the conference discussed five different topics: diversity in leadership positions; mentoring; modernizing the curriculum; experiential learning; and the need for better data on trainees.

Recommendations from the second national conference on the Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training.

Each of the five working groups at the conference produced a list of recommendations aimed at academic and research institutions and funding agencies in the United States.

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