In a paper published online in advance in CBE—Life Sciences Education this week, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, "advocate for a broader doctoral curriculum that prepares trainees for a wide range of science-related career paths," because, they say, PhD programs of today "continue to prepare students for a traditional academic career path despite the inadequate supply of research-focused faculty positions." To support their stance, the authors report data from survey of UCSF Ph

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