UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-SPH-GEN-GEN-PO-00059
Subject: SOPH Individual Development Plan for Students
Revised Date: 7/2/2020 Effective Date: 12/6/2016
Prepared By:
Jeanna D. Wilkes
Approved By:
Natalie W. Gaughf

Reviewed By:
Sydney R. Murphy

John D. Bower School of Population Health

DOCUMENT TYPE: Policy

REVIEW PERIOD: 3 years

TITLE: Individual Development Plan for Students

PURPOSE: To establish guidelines for annual review of a John D. Bower School of Population Health student’s Individual Development Plan.

POLICY: All PhD students (pre- and post-candidacy students) will prepare, complete, and/or revise an Individual Development Plan (IDP) using myIDP (http://myidp.sciencecareers.org) or equivalent tool (e.g., Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, https://faseb.org/Professional-Development/Peer-and-Faculty-Mentors/My-Individual-Development-Plan--myIDP-.aspx). All students will discuss the IDP with their program director and research mentor (the latter for post-candidacy students) at least once per academic year.

SCOPE: All SOPH Students