Individual Development Plan (myIDP)
The IDP model for Ph.D. education has been employed at a number of peer institutions. It enables students to create a self-assessment of their goals, values, and interests at or near the beginning of their Ph.D. programs; it allows programs and mentors the opportunity to aid students in pursuing those personal and career goals as they align with the expectations and resources available within their respective Ph.D. program; and it allows both the student and the program to adapt and modify the plan over the course of a Ph.D. program.
All Graduate Students in the College of Medicine are required to complete an Individual Development Plan on an annual basis. This plan must be submitted by May 1 of each year, beginning in the Fall of 2016.