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Customized Career Development Plan

Research shows that those who do career planning are more likely to succeed in their field. The Customized Career Development Plan (CCDP) is an innovative online tool designed to help each trainee identify goals, recognize needed competencies, and develop strategies to meet these goals. Each CCDP is reviewed regularly by the trainee’s mentoring team and career coach in order to track the trainee’s progress and provide individualized advice and support. We expect scholars to continue to complete their CCDP annually (even beyond their participation in the LEADS program) to accelerate their careers and facilitate their research projects.

Completion of the CCDP is an NIH requirement for all LEADS Scholars.

Currently enrolled LEADS Scholars may access their CCDP through the ICRE Training Portal.

The CCDP is designed to be modified by scholars as needed while goals and objectives are being tracked.

Areas of assessment within the CCDP include the following: