New professional development series launches with “Beyond the PhD”

Introducing BroadPAD: Preparing for Advanced Degrees!

BroadPAD, a new, year-round, professional development program, will offer interactive seminars and workshops to any and all Broadies considering advanced degrees (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD). The program, which is a collaboration between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Broad Diversity Initiative, launches Monday, March 18 with the seminar, “Beyond the PhD.”

“Beyond the PhD”

Monday, March 18, 2013 • 3-5 PM • Monadnock Room, 7CC

“Beyond the PhD” will open a window to the many career possibilities available to PhD scientists. Panelists working in a range of research and non-research fields will speak candidly about their own career paths in a 90-minute discussion, with time to ask individual questions to follow.


Megan GustafsonJD, PhDSenior Advisor, Goodwin Proctor LLP
Ishara Mills-Henry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Framingham State
Vivian SiegelPhDDirector of Scientific Education and Public Communications, Broad Institute
Serena SilverPhD, Staff Scientist, Sanofi Oncology

Panelists will discuss and answer questions related to:

  • current job roles andresponsibilities
  • career trajectories post-PhD
  • the value of a PhD in scientific and non-scientific careers
  • professional challenges and/or opportunities encountered
  • tips to keep in mind when considering pursuing an advanced degree

Register here through March 18 to reserve your space at the “Beyond the PhD” seminar.

BroadPAD events will continue monthly, with the following topics slated for 2013:

Being a Physician-Scientist
Surviving Your First Year: Graduate School
Surviving Your First Year: Medical School
Compelling Applications for Graduate School
Strong Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement Writing
Gearing Up for Graduate School
Gearing Up for Medical School

Questions about this series should be addressed to