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Are You a Former NIH Trainee?

We hope that you enjoyed your time at the NIH and that your training here prepared you well for the next steps in your career.  Former trainees are a huge resource!   Whether you were a postdoc, clinical fellow, grad student, postbac, or summer intern, and regardless of how long it's been since you left, we want to know what you've been doing.  Here are some steps you can take to reestablish contact. 

Join the NIH Alumni Database

Why should you consider joining?  Because the database will be a networking resource for you!  You will be helping to create a searchable database of potential colleagues that you can mine to meet your own needs and those of your friends and students.  You can also help future trainees by accepting our invitations to come back to the NIH as a speaker at OITE events, helping us to generate solid data on what our trainees do next, and answering trainee questions about schools you have attended or jobs you have taken.

NOTE: your information will be shared only with other NIH trainees, both former and future, and only if you give us permission.

Share Your Success Stories

NIH fellows and trainees go on to do amazing things!  Whether you are a faculty member, an industrial scientist, a clinician, a science writer, an educator, a graduate student, or something we have not even imagined, we would love to know what you are doing and how your NIH training helped shape your future.  Tell us about awards, discoveries, or exciting new career options.

Share Your Suggestions for Improving OITE Services for Trainees

Now that you have had the opportunity to reflect on your experience at the NIH and to identify skills you wish you had been able to acquire during your time here, please share those insights.  If your new organization is doing something really well, and OITE should consider implementing a similar program, please call it to our attention.  We welcome your input!