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The APS Professional Skills Training (PST) Program promotes the development of key professional skills among graduate and postdoctoral students and new investigators by offering effective live and online interactive courses that are appropriate for students in any life science discipline.

ACDP members have been actively involved in the development of the various courses, as well as being instructors in both the blended and online versions.

The courses currently being offered are
  • Writing and Reviewing for Scientific Journals
  • Abstract Writing for Scientific Meetings
  • Creating a Poster for a Scientific Meeting 
  • Presenting a Scientific Poster
  • Networking at a Scientific Meeting
  • Interviewing for an Academic Position
  • Interviewing for an Industry Position
  • Professional Integrity: Best Practices for Publishing Your Work
  • Becoming an Effective Teacher
Some of the courses are offered as a blended course (online and in-person portions) and some online only. For more information on the courses, see the link below.


APS Professional Skills Training Courses

Information about the various APS Professional Skills Training Courses and scheduled offerings