Student and Trainee Programs

Want to learn valuable skills such as how to effectively communicate, negotiate, or enhance your leadership skills? The Office of Faculty Diversity & Development, in collaboration with the Office of Women’s Careers and the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, offer several programs designed for UT Southwestern students and trainees.

Internal Resources

Mentorship - The Housestaff Mentoring Network

HEAL (Housestaff Emerging Academy of Leaders)


HEAL, a professional development program for residents and fellows, promotes networking with senior staff members and other residents. HEAL also provides residents with professional development resources to support and advance their careers. Learn more

SEAL (Students Emerging Academy of Leaders)

Communication exercise

The Students Emerging Academy of Leaders (SEALs) workshop teaches leadership skills for students in biomedical fields. Learn more

Leadership Now!

Participants at lunch

Leadership Now! uses training sessions and faculty mentors to assist first-year medical students with their transition into a new career. Learn more

External Resources

National Research Mentoring Network


The National Research Mentoring Network focuses on linking knowledgeable and skilled mentors to motivated and diverse mentees to ensure the development of the next generation of diverse scientists and researchers. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, faculty, and disciplinary, professional, and institutional leaders are encouraged to participate.
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