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Research Training

Academic medical centers play a leading role in training the next generation of scientists. These researchers are trained across the continuum of research disciplines- to ensure future breakthroughs to improve health and transform health care. There are multiple training pathways for pursuing a career in medical research, each of which contribute to building a diverse research workforce. In addition to training the nation’s physicians, academic medical centers train the majority of biomedical scientists in the United States. For more information, check out these related pages:


Compact Between Biomedical Graduate Students and Their Research Advisors

This document offers a set of broad guidelines designed to initiate discussions at the local and national levels about the student-mentor relationship and to support the development of a positive mentoring relationship between the pre-doctoral student and their research advisor.


Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors

The Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors is intended to initiate discussions at the local and national levels about the postdoctoral appointee-mentor relationship and the commitments necessary for a high quality postdoctoral training experience.  The Compact was drafted by the AAMC Group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) and its Postdoctorate Committee, and it is modeled on the AAMC Compact Between Resident Physicians and Their Teachers.


Compact Between Resident Physicians and Their Teachers

This compact is a declaration of the fundamental principles of graduate medical education and the major commitments of both residents and faculty to the educational process, to each other and to the patients they serve