Over the past 10 years, 59 Trainees graduated with a PhD. The average time to degree of those who graduated is 5.8 years. 39 students are currently in training.

For the benefit of potential applicants and others interested in our Training Program, we provide details on career paths pursued by Program Trainees. We have used career categories as per Pickett & Tilghman, Peer J 2017. The majority of our Trainees are employed in academia, industry or the government sector. Specifically, 12 Trainees are primarily involved in research, 21 in science related careers, and 26 Trainees are engaged in further training. Percentages in each category are presented graphically:

program outcome



Primarily research: The primary, although not necessarily the only, focus is the conduct or oversight of scientific research.

Primarily teaching: The primary, although not necessarily the only, focus is education and teaching.

Science-related: Career that is relevant to the conduct of scientific research, but does not directly conduct or oversee research activities

Not related to science: Career that is not directly relevant to the conduct of scientific research

Further training or education: Temporary training position that includes postdoctoral research, completing medical residency, or pursuing an additional degree.

Unknown: have not been able to determine the current position

Reference: Pickett & Tilghman, 2017.  https://peerj.com/preprints/3370v1/

Updated January 2020.