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The Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program

The nationally-recognized Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program at UTHealth Houston has continued the professional training of hundreds of postdocs to prepare them for their future endeavors in science. The program consists of four core classes: Responsible Conduct in Research, Career Development, Presentation Skills, and Teaching Skills. Courses vary in platforms from in-person classroom/virtual settings to self-paced online learning. Postdocs also have the option of taking a host of elective courses offered in our six UTHealth Houston schools.

The program consists of three tracks:

Track 1- Professional Skills Development

Career Development* (Spring)

Responsible Conduct in Research*(Fall)

2 Electives

Track 2- Communication Skills Development

Teaching Skills* (Spring)

Communication Skills* (Fall)

2 Electives

Track 3- Advanced Skills Development

4 Electives

*Required Courses 

Application Instructions

IMPORTANT NOTE: The application form is not available online. You must receive it directly from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

To obtain an application you can call or e-mail Leslie Beckman at (713) 500-6612 ( or Diana Rodriguez ( The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is located on the 2nd floor of the Medical School Extension, MSE R256. The Office is happy to assist you in anyway in completing all the required forms.

Program Benefits 

Your participation provides you with free membership to the REC Center and half-priced METRO rates. Contact ( with any questions or for help obtaining the required documents for the METRO discount. 

Course Curriculum

  1. Teaching Skills - Spring 2024
  2. Career Development - Spring 2024
  3. Responsible Conduct in Research - Fall 2024
  4. Communication Skills - Fall 2023

Course Curriculum