It is recognized that trainee’s objectives and skills vary widely.
The Research Training Program of the Department of Medicine requires that training objectives be formalized between the supervisor and trainee, written down as part of the postdoctoral contract, and revisited and evaluated on a regular basis by the supervisor and trainee.
Objectives may include: publications, presentation and/or attendance at research conferences, workshops, professional development (be specific: writing skills, time management, teaching, etc.), preparation of applications for funding, teaching (graduate students, undergraduate, or one-on-one). (See also the Requirements for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship).