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Videocasts of OITE Events

A note to our colleagues outside the NIH: These presentations were developed for an audience of NIH trainees.  Sometimes they will contain information that is very specific to trainees at the NIH.  In general, however, we believe that you will find most of the information helpful wherever you are working.

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For Everyone


Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations (1/11/2013)
Creating and Presenting Dynamic Posters (7/11/2013)
Improving Spoken English  (6/5/2009)
Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers (12/15/2009)
Using LinkedIn Effectively: Seventh in the "How to" Series (4/30/2012)

Science Skills

Successfully Publishing a Scientific Paper (3/16/2009)
Mentoring Training Seminar: Summer Interns Are Coming: Are You Ready? (4/28/2010)
Double workshop: Tips for Mentoring a Summer Intern and Leading a Journal Club (5/1/2012)

Grants/Grant Writing

Grant Writing 101 (1/18/2013)
Introduction to Grant Writing I: Demystifying the NIH Grant Review Process (6/29/2010)
Introduction to Grant Writing II: Strategies for Writing Effective Training and Research Plans (7/14/2010)


Career Exploration

Non-bench Careers for Scientists at NIH (11/16/2009)

The "How to" series:
Careers in Science Education and Outreach: A "How to" Workshop (11/23/10)
Careers in Regulatory Affairs: Second in the "How to" Series (11/23/10)
Careers in Tech Transfer: Third in the "How to " Series (2/16/11)
Careers in Science Policy: Fourth in the "How to" Series (2/16/11)
Careers in Global Health: Fifth in the "How to" Series (4/13/11)
Careers in Science Writing: Sixth in the "How to Series" (4/30/2012)
Using LinkedIn Effectively: Seventh in the "How to" Series (4/30/2012)
Careers in Grants Management: Eighth in the "How to" Series (6/5/12)
Careers in the Federal Government: Ninth in the "How to" Series (7/18/12)
Careers in Technology Transfer (6/17/2013)
Careers in Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences (5/14/13)
Careers in Government (3/11/13)
Careers in Industry (2/11/13)
Careers in Science Editing (10/16/12)

The Job Search Process

Planning for Career Satisfaction & Success - Defining the Process
CVs and ResumesL Essential Job Search Documents
Expanding Your Career Networks
Interviewing Skills

Other Job Search Skills

CVs and Resumes: Essential Job Search Documents (9/1/2009)
Networking! Networking! Networking! (4/9/2008)
Interviewing Etiquette and Skills (4/9/2008)
Getting the Most Out of a Job Fair (9/6/2007)
Career Counseling Workshop: Planning for Career Satisfaction and Success (6/12/2007)
Finding a Postdoc  (3/17/2009)
Using LinkedIn Effectively: Seventh in the "How to" Series (4/30/2012)

The Industry Job Search

Top 10 List: Things Scientists Ask about Finding an Industry Job (11/28/2012)
Industry Careers Job Search and Overview (1/24/2013)
The Industry Job Search: Navigating the Application Process (12/7/2009)
Resumes and Cover Letters for Industry (11/18/2008)
Industry: Interviews (3/4/2013)
Making the Transition to Industry (4/6/2010)

The Academic Job Search

Academic Job Search: Applying and Interviewing (8/31/2014)
How to Give an Effective Job Talk (6/30/2008)
Evaluating Positions and Negotiating Job Offers (2/23/2015) 
Academics: Transitioning Successfully from Postdoc to Faculty (4/22/2015)

For College students and postbacs

Interviewing Basics (7/20/2012)
Applying to the NIH Postbac Program 

Getting to Professional (Medical/Dental) School

Choosing and Applying to Medical School (1/20/2020) an overview of everything you need to know to get into medical school.
Interviewing for Professional School (9/21/2009)
Advice from the Trenches: Getting to Professional School (6/30/2009)
MD/PhD: Is It for You? (6/30/2009)
Applying to Medical School (1/18/2011)
Writing Personal Statements for Professional School (3-29-12; NOTE that you may need to click on "CC" to make the closed captioning visible.)

Preparing for the MCAT 2015 (NOTE: this is a YouTube video)
Medical School Application Schedule for Admission in Fall 2022 (handout)
Identifying Medical Schools for Your AMCAS Application (handout)
Guidelines for REAPPLYING to Medical School
Osteopathic Medicine and the AACOMAS Application 2016 (5/21/2015) External Link  NOTE: only the audio and the slides were captured; our sincere apologies.

Getting to Graduate School

Everything You Need to Know to Get into Graduate School (June 18, 2013)
Getting to Graduate School (from the 2010 Graduate & Professional School Fair) (7/8/2010)
Preparing for the GRE - featuring the NEW computer-based GRE (9/5/2012)
Choosing and Applying to Graduate School (9/23/2010)
Writing Personal Statements for Graduate School (10/5/2010)
Interviewing for Graduate School (12/13/2010)

Career Exploration

Careers in Psychology (10/16/14)
Public Health from Admissions to Career Opportunities (7/8/2010)

High School Career Development Webinars Icon NEW

I. Self-awareness and Relationships with Others (7/10/17)

II. Career Exploration (7/17/17)

III. Success in College (7/24/17)

IV. Professional Communication (7/31/17)


Becoming a Resilient Scientist. Icon NEW Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director of the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education, talks about managing the stresses and setbacks of a biomedical career. (9/26/19)

Multidrug Resistance in Cancer Icon NEW Michael Gottesman, MD, NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research and Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology, NCI, talks about his life, training, career as an eminent cancer researcher, and work on the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance. (7/30/19, A Summer Lecture)

The Human Microbiome Project - A Personal and Professional Journey through Kingdoms (Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses) and Genomes. Icon NEW Join Julie Segre, PhD, senior investigator in the National Human Genome Institute, for a discussion of her exciting work on the human microbiome and the use of genome sequencing to track the spread of disease, paired with her thoughts on how collaborations should work and how she manages to remain at the forefront as science evolves. (7/2/19, A Summer Lecture)

The 21st Century Library: Accelerating Discovery, Disseminating Knowledge, Preserving History Join Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD (in industrial engineering), Director of the National Library of Medicine at the NIH for a wide-ranging discussion of the modern library. (7/30/18, A Summer Lecture)

From the Human Genome Project to Precision Medicine: My Journey to Advance Human HealthThe video of this exciting and timely lecture by Dr. Eric D. Green, MD/PhD, Director of the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute is now available. Check out Dr. Green's genomics resources. (7/11/18, A Summer Lecture)

Non-invasive Prenatal Genomics: A Success Story in Genomic Medicine.  Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, discusses her recent work. (7/20/17, A Summer Lectur)

How Do Race and Wealth Affect Your Health? My Personal Story in Science.  The video of this important 2017 Summer Lecture by Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD, Director, NIMHD, is now available.

The Imposter Phenomenon: Overcoming the Fear That Haunts Your Success. Watch the keynote presentation from the 2016 NIH Graduate Research Symposium. It could change your life.

50 Years of Environmental Health Research.  Joint Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum for a whirlwind tour of the inportant work of her Institute (7/28/2016).

Sickle Cell Anemia: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,  a 2016 Summer Lecture by Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, Director, NIDDK (7/6/2016). Dr. Rodgers reviews the long history of sickle cell disease, its wide-ranging effects on human physiology, and the work of his group on developing treatments for this disease, including hydroxyurea and the genetic manipulation of hemoglobin isoforms.

Individualizing Transplant Care with Genomic Tools, a 2015 Summer Lecture by Hannah Valantine, MD, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH (7/29/2015). Dr. Valantine discusses her career as a cardiologist and her work on the development of noninvasive genomic screens to monitor rejection of transplanted hearts.

From HIV to Ebola: Reflections on a Career at the National Institutes of Health, a 2015 Summer Lecture by Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (7/10/2015). Dr. Fauci discusses his career, including his involvement with HIV/AIDS from the very beginning of the epidemic and the recent role played by the NIH in the Ebola outbreak.

Biomedical Research: Unlimited Opportunities - How Ira's Protein Led Me Down a Sugar-coated Trail, a Summer Lecture by Lawrence Tabak, DDS/PhD, Principal Deputy Director of the NIH (7/25/2014).  Dr. Tabak Discusses his unique career path and explorations in the field of glycobiology.

An Exceptionally Exciting Time for Biomedical Research, a Summer Lecture by Francis Collins, MD/PhD, Director of the NIH (6/16/2013).  Dr. Collins discusses twenty-first century science and his own collaborative work on progeria, the premature aging disease.  Be certain to watch until the end for a special treat.

The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction: What We Know. a Summer Lecture by Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (7/12/2013)

The Big Picture: Thoughts on the Future of Science (1/13/2009)

2008 Career Symposium Keynote: Dr. Peter Fiske, Possibilities for PhD Scientists (4/9/2008)  NOTE: Dr. Fiske's talk begins 14:45 minutes into the recording.  It is preceded by introductory remarks from Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director, OITE.

Special Event

2010 Community College Day

NIH Academy Videocasts on Health Disparities