This program was designed to provide Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students with key information that will contribute to a successful training experience at MD Anderson. This orientation is different from the benefits and policies orientation you attended when you first arrived. If you are new to MD Anderson, come learn about how to make the most of your training here. If you went a year ago, come see what is new. The attached flyer describes some of the topics we’ll cover during this orientation.
This event is FREE, but there are a limited number of spaces for this orientation and registration is required. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know.
Upcoming Fast Track Orientation dates:
- October 21, 2016 - Register Here
A plethora of resources are available at MD Anderson to enhance the postdoctoral experience and maximize your training. This “Fast Track Orientation” is a 5 hour program offered quarterly that introduces postdocs to some of the different resources including
- The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Development (OPAD) and the Office of Career and Entrepreneurship Advancement (CEA), both within Faculty and Academic Development, who offer career advising, career development programming focused in academic careers (OPAD) and non-academic careers (CEA).
- Research Medical Library, who offer access to journals, databases, and e-books, in addition to training on utilizing their resources, creating professional academic social media presences (e.g. ResearchGate and ORCiD), and more!
- Office of Sponsored Programs, who offer information on how to identify fellowship resources, information on MD Anderson’s grant submission process (including timelines to plan for submission), as well as discussion of pertinent NIH notices related to grant mechanisms.
- Scientific Publications, who provide information about their courses in grant writing, scientific writing and ESL, editing services for grants and manuscripts and hands-on training for beginning a manuscript.
- Shared Resources / Core Facilities, who provide information about all the centralized core facilities supported by the Cancer Center Support Grant.
- Institutional Travel Guidelines, presented by Accounts Payable, to provide information on the processes around travel supported by MD Anderson.
- Online training resources through HR and Professional Oncology Education
- Fellowships available at MD Anderson
- Global Academic Programs, who facilitates and administers the MD Anderson Sister Institution Network, the largest global network of cancer centers who collaboratively engage through research and education to reduce the world's cancer burden.
- Personal Safety on Campus, presented by The University of Texas Police Department, to provide information on safety and resources available to all UT employees.
- Postdoc Association Executive Committee, who share their ongoing activities and advocacy for improving the postdoctoral experience.
- Employee Assistance Program, who provide resources for a healthier and more productive work environment through assistance for all employees and their families and the Employee Health and Well-being who provide occupational health services to employees.
- Ombuds Office, who provide a confidential, informal, impartial and safe place to discuss concerns, issues, or conflicts.